Volume 47, Number 6 - November 2, 2009

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Treenail Walker
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Students play dominos outside the cafeteria at the North Campus.

Campus life at North

By Treenail Walker

Even though there are a variety of clubs at the North Campus, there are students who prefer doing their own activities, whether it’s individual or with a group.

There are various options for students around campus. Whenever they lose interest in a hangout spot or vibe, they can simply leave without breaking organization rules.

Evon Robison, 18, a pre-med major, enjoys playing dominos in the cafeteria with a group of his friends for hours.

“We like playing dominos. It helps us increase our thinking skills, counting skills, and it’s a simple game of algebra,” Robison said.

Some students don’t find managed campus activities appealing, so they create their own activities.

Every Tuesday and Thursday, Shenique Shade, 18, a psychology major, plays mancala outside building seven with a friend.

Shade said she gets a better thrill, the time is unlimited, and she can play it with different kinds of people. She feels that in organizations around campus the same people tend to congregate. But with your own activities you can play with whomever you want.

“It is my favorite game. Sometimes I play it with my best friend or with whatever friend who is available,” Shade said. “It also makes time go by faster while I wait on my cousin to get to out of class.”

Some unmanaged student activities such as card games, checkers, and monopoly have no personal rules or meetings. That makes some students more comfortable because they don’t have to make a commitment to any specific organization.

Ismall Kioko, 22, an accounting major, enjoys sitting in the student life area watching soccer games on his laptop in the early afternoon. Kioko said that it allows him to relax before he goes to work.

“I just browse the Internet, but mainly I watch soccer videos. I like soccer,” Kioko said. “I can do this whenever I want without interruptions, and on my own schedule.”

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