10 Things To Do In Lewisburg Instead Of Supering

10 Things To Do In Lewisburg Instead Of Supering

Put down the Andre.
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After going to Bucknell for however many years, you may think you know everything there is to know about lil ol' Lewisburg, but you don't. Lewisburg definitely has some awesome restaurants *couch* Siam *cough* and a bunch of cute shops *cough* Dwellings *cough*, but there are also a ton of fun things you can do and find on the streets of Lewisburg that you may not have known about.

So while everyone is getting sunburned and drinking $3 bubbly, think about using the day for something a little more intellectual.

1. Campus Theatre

The campus theater has a lot more to offer than just movie screenings. Several times a month, performers come from all over the globe to perform. Many Lewisburg inhabitants are aware of this, but many Bucknellians are not. Make sure to visit the Weis Center for a schedule of events during the semester.

2. Downtown Dance

Specializing in dance and fitness classes for kids and Bucknell students alike, Downtown Dance is the perfect place to go for an active afternoon away from the bustle of campus.

3. Galleries

There are several galleries in Lewisburg that are great to stroll through if you're looking to relax and take your mind off of your schoolwork. The Downtown Art Gallery and Open-Door Gallery are just two of many, and if you don't feel like leaving campus, the Samek Art Gallery is right on campus!

4. The Poetry Path

Whether you were assigned the Poetry Path as an assignment by your English teacher or you just want to spend some time with nature, the Poetry Path is something you HAVE to do before leaving Bucknell. The path is open year-round and features ten trail markers, each with its own poem.

5. Notable Tree Tour

If poetry isn't your thing, take a walk through history and finally notice the ancient trees you've never fully appreciated around town. Spread throughout the downtown area, this is a great way to explore and escape on a fall day.

6. Music in the Park

This summer concert series is perfect if you are on campus doing research and need a break. At 7 p.m. almost every night, live music, ranging from jazz to blues to swing, plays at Hufnagle Park for your enjoyment.

7. Lewisburg Brew-B-Que

Every summer, Lewisburg comes to life and offers a variety of activities to the public. You can visit the beer garden, sidewalk sales and children's carnival while you eat fresh barbecue and watch the Lewisburg Triathlon!

8. Museums

Visit any of the four museums downtown and discover secrets and facts about Lewisburg that you never knew. You'll appreciate your time in Lewisburg so much more when you truly understand how it came to be and where you, as a Bucknell student, fit in the timeline.

9. Community Pool

Trying to go for a swim at the gym and the football team is hogging the agua? Head down to the community pool any day of the week for a dip. You can even host a themed birthday party!

10. Canoe Susquehanna

While the rest of campus is having half-meaningful conversations as they sweat in the sun, why not take a river tour! You may even spot a bald eagle while you kayak, and most tours stop in for ice cream at the end.

Whether you like to super (and who doesn't, honestly) or not, all of these adventures are worthy of your time. Before you leave Bucknell for good, take an afternoon or two to discover what's hiding in our little town of Lewisburg.

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22 New Things That I Want To Try Now That I'm 22

A bucket list for my 22nd year.

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"I don't know about you but I'm feelin' 22," I have waited 6 long years to sing that and actually be 22! Now 22 doesn't seem like a big deal to people because you can't do anything that you couldn't do before and you're still super young. But I'm determined to make my 22nd year a year filled with new adventures and new experiences. So here's to 22.

1. Go sky diving.

What's crazier than jumping out of a plane? (Although I'll probably try indoor skydiving first.)

2. Go cliff jumping/diving.

I must be the only Rhode Islander who hasn't gone to Jamestown and jumped off a cliff.

3. Ride in a hot air balloon.

Up, up and away.

4. Try out skiing.

Cash me in the next Olympics, how bout dat.

5. Try out snow boarding.

Shawn White, I'm coming for you.

6. Go bungee jumping.

Because at least this time I'll be attached to something.

7. Go to Portugal.

I mean I'm Portuguese so I have to go at some point, right?

8. Go to Cape Verde.

Once again, I'm Cape Verdean so I have to go.

9. Vist one of the seven wonders of the world.

I mean hey, Egypt's on, my bucket list.

10. Try out surfing.

It's only natural that somebody from the Ocean State knows how to surf.

11. Learn a new langauge.

Because my little bit of Portuguese, Spanish and Latin isn't cutting it anymore.

12. Travel to a state that I've never been to before.

Fun fact: I've only been to 17 of the 50 states.

13. Go paddle boarding.

Pretty boring but I've never done it.

14. Go scuba diving.

I'm from the Ocean State so I guess I should see the ocean up close and personal.

15. Learn how to line dance.

There's actually a barn in my state that does line dancing, so this one will definitely get crossed off.

16. Go kayaking.

All this water around me and I haven't done a lot of the water activites.

17. Stay the night in a haunted hotel room.

I bet if I got my friends to come with me, it would be like the Suite Life of Zach and Cody episode, minus the ghost coming out of the wall but you never know.

18. Get my palms read.

Because who doesn't want to know their future.

19. Go to a medium.

Like a medium that can communicate with people that have died.

20. Take a helicopter ride.

Air plane: check Helicopter:....

21. Sleep under the stars.

Because sleeping in a tent is more like glamping than camping

22. Just to try new things in my everyday life.

Whether it's trying a new restaurant, getting something different at my usual restaurants, changing my usual style, going on the scary rides at amusement parks, and bringing things I used to do back into my life now.

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I Woke up In The Middle Of The Night To Write About My Fears, They're Worse Than The Dark

One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

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It is one of those nights when I am tired, but for some reason, I can't seem to fall asleep. So, what do I do? I pull out my laptop, and I begin to write. Who knows where it will lead. It could lead to a killer article or something that does not make sense. I mean it is almost 2 A.M. In my mind, that's pretty late.

Anyways, let's do this thing.

Like many people, thoughts seem to pile up in my head at this time. It could be anything from a time when I was younger to embarrassing stories to wondering why I am "wasting" my time somewhere to thoughts about the future. All of these things come at me like a wildfire. One minute I'm thinking about what I want to do after college next thing I know I'm remembering the time I tried talking to a boy and choked on my spit.

The thought that is going through my mind as I write this is about the future. It's about the future of my fears. Let me explain. I have multiple fears. Some of my fears I can hide pretty well, others I am terrible at hiding. My fears may seem silly to some. While others might have the same fears. Shall we start?

1. My career

I don't know where to begin with this one. For as long as I can remember, my consistent dream job has been working in the world of sports, specifically hockey. A career in sports can be and is a challenging thing. The public eye is on you constantly. A poor trade choice? Fans are angry. Your team sucks? "Fans" are threatening to cheer for someone else if you can't get your sh*t together. You can be blamed for anything and everything. Whether you are the coach, general manager, owner, it does not matter. That's terrifying to me, but for some reason, I want to work for a team.

2. My family

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Failing with my family, whether that be the family I was born into or my future family, it terrifies me. I have watched families around me fall apart and I have seen how it has affected them. Relationships have fallen apart because of it. I have heard people talk about how much they hate one of their parents because of what happened. I don't want that.

3. Time

This could be a dumb fear. I'm not sure, but I fear time. With every minute that passes, I am just another minute closer to the end. With every day that passes that I am not accomplishing goals or dreams I have, I am losing precious time. It scares me to think of something horrible like "What if I die tomorrow because of something horrific?" or even worse, "What if I don't make it through today?" It's terrible, I know.

4. Forgetting precious memories

When I was younger, I had brain surgery. It is now much harder for me to remember things. I am truly terrified that I am going to forget things I will want to hold close to me forever, but I won't be able to. I am scared I'll forget about the little things that mean a lot. I'm afraid of forgetting about old memories that may disappear. I'm worried that I'll forget about something like my wedding day. That might seem out of this world, but it's a reality for me.

5. Saying "goodbye"

I hate saying bye. It is one of my least favorite things. Saying bye, especially to people I don't know when I'll see again, is a stab in the heart for me. I love my people so much. I love being around them. I love laughing with them. Thought of never having a hello with them again scares me beyond belief.

6. Leaving places that I love

Alright, let me start off by saying this- it takes a lot for me to love a place. It has to feel like home. It has to make me feel comfortable. It has to be a place I can go to and be myself. Thankfully, I have had and still have multiple places that are like that. I have also had places I could not wait to leave. I think that's why leaving places I love is so hard and something I fear so much. I am afraid I'll never get that place "back", for lack of a better term. I guess, I'm trying to say, it's like a piece of me is leaving as well.




These six things are just the start of my fears. Some of these might seem "dumb" or "ridiculous" to you, but for me, it's my life. These are the things that I think about the most. These are the things that feel like a pit in my stomach. These six things are parts of my life that mean a lot to me.

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