Whilst I was away during winter break, I had a lot of time to myself…like a lot of time.
You know, that’s never a bad thing, but with this spare time I found myself thinking about how much I missed MNU’s campus and how life would be strangely different without it. After all, they do say: You never know what you have until it’s gone.
Welp, now that that’s out of the way, I have compiled a list of, what I like to call, The Perks of Staying on campus.
Once you’ve been on campus, there’s no turning back.
MNU is basically your home now–and even home doesn’t compare to campus life. Being pampered from mom and dad just wasn’t doing it for me anymore.
The first day back at my parent’s house was the toughest. I literally thought I was going to die of boredom. Here, on campus, there’s always something to do–not to mention, there’s unlimited food.
It took awhile before I could tune back into a slow-pace lifestyle. There was a point where Netflix and Tumblr wasn’t cutting it for me anymore.
Remember how I mentioned the unlimited food thing?….Well, I’m not kidding.
Even when Campus Center is closed–It’s open from 7am-7pm–there’s always an alternate option.
We have a coffee shop named Dewy’s, located inside of the campus library; open from 7am to 9pm. Dewy’s is basically a Starbucks on crack, and they are quite famous for their frozen drinks, muffins, and donuts!
Then, there’s Land Cafe, located inside of Land Gym.
Land Cafe would compare to the average Buffalo Wild Wings (Er, well, not really…) But they’re open from 9pm-11pm.
At Land you can find warm foods like: pizza, wings, bosco stix, pretzels…and much more.
Literally, the possibilities are endless….and very delicious!
Lastly, there’s the good old Applebee’s.
Yup, I said it, Applebee’s.
Applebee’s isn’t exactly on campus, but it’s three minutes away. My friends and I call it, “The campus away from campus” because, for the most part, there probably won’t be a day that you don’t see a familiar face from MNU there.
I choose to add Applebee’s to the list because of the good deals. Although it cost money, it’s worth it.
After nine, all of the appetizer’s on the Applebee’s menu are half-price.
AND, there’s a promo that anyone can sign up for called PERKS. Basically, with one of these codes, you’re getting five dollars off any menu price.
If you play your cards right, you’ll never have to pay for a full meal at all.
If not all, most of your friends are on campus.
I mean, Skype doesn’t even cut it.
And forget about texting.
Nothing compares to that face to face interaction you have with all your besties.
If anything, besides the food, the one thing I missed were my buddies. It’s crazy, but the people at MNU become your sidekicks. You’ll do anything and everything with them, and that time that you spend together creates a bond that will transfer past your college years.
I don’t know where I’d be without my friends. That’s why I always say: If you’re going to come to MNU, get INVOLVED.
I’m serious; it’s so worth it.
That’s all for this week, folks!
I hope you enjoyed the perks!
Keep it real.
See ya next week!