Night Classes: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Night Classes: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

There's always going to be that one class that is only ever offered at night, here's some tips!

At some point, we all will most likely end up taking a night class or two. I was unlucky enough to have to take one during my first semester (though Dr. Beck is a pretty cool professor). Would I willingly take one again if I had the choice between that and the same class during the day? Eh, maybe. Everyone has their own preferences, so let's tackle the pros and cons of night classes!

The Good:

1. If that's your only class that day, you can sleep in as late as you want!

If your class is at 6, and it's your only one that day, it's perfectly acceptable to sleep until 3 PM! (Though, you probably shouldn't.)

2. Typically, there are no assigned seats!

If you're in a mass lecture at night, your professor will tend to not bother with assigned seats. You can sit wherever you want, like a nice area hiding from your professor so that you can take a nap. (I really suggest not napping in class though.)

3. You're guaranteed breaks during class!

Most night classes are only once a week so, in that case, you're guaranteed breaks instead of a three-hour long lecture. Perfect time for Starbucks runs!

4. Depending on the class, the professor may let you out early!

From personal experience, I can say this is true (you go, Dr. Beck!). In a three-hour lecture, you have plenty of time to get everything done. In most situations you'll get everything done about 20-30 minutes early.

5. The class is most likely only once a week!

Night classes tend to be once a week deals, which means that only one night a week do you need to dread listening to your professor drone on and on and get what I'm saying. Even with breaks, the lectures can see to go on forever.

6. If you're a vampire, these are the best classes for you to take!

Ok, this one may be a joke, but come on! If you were a vampire would you want to go to class in the morning and risk turning to dust (or sparkle...)? Granted with how cloudy Bloomsburg can be, it might as well always be nighttime for the vampires...

The Bad & The Ugly:

1. They can make your day feel like it's dragging on forever.

This one is from personal experience. If you've got classes during the day before it you can finish them and think "Hey, I'm done for the day!" That is, until you remember that you have a three-hour long class that night and that you're not done yet.

2. They're at night..

Well, this is pretty obvious, but the fact that they're at night is pretty annoying. All your other friends are going to hand out and have fun...and you're stuck listening to your professor lecture to you about the parts of the brain. You can love the class, but in the end, being stuck in class while your friends are having fun is a drag.

3. Dinnertime can be really awful.

Depending on when you class starts will determine how suck-ish (that's a word!) your dinner plans are. You can either a) skip dinner, b) eat dinner alone or c) eat dinner really quickly. Let's be honest, those are all pretty terrible options. I can vouch too, that trying to get Subway at 5:30 means that you won't get your food until your class actually starts basically.

4. Getting a job during the semester? Can't work that night, sorry.

Nighttime is the primetime for college students to find working hours. Classes are normally in the morning and you can work at night. However, if you've got a class, you can't work. It doesn't seem like much, but losing working hours when you're a poor, starving college student can add up.

5. You have a greater chance of falling asleep during class.

Combining a three-hour long mass lecture with the fact that it's at night--it's unavoidable to get tired. I was tired every class pretty much. If you're in a comfy chair in a lecture hall, the professor's monotonous talking can sound like a sweet lullaby.

6. The inevitable chance of having class with a vampire...

I couldn't help myself, sorry guys! Really though, if you have a night class, your chances of having a class with a vampire increases tenfold! If you notice any obscenely pale people with fangs and blood dripping from their mouth in your class...I highly suggest not sitting next to them.

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Atlantic City Should Be Immediately Added To Your Travel Bucket List, There's More Than Meets The Eye With This Gem

There's something for everyone.

When people usually hear the word “AC” they usually picture large amounts of alcohol, endless rows of poker tables, and flashy slot machines. However, the truth is Atlantic City has much more to offer than meets the eye. Since my first trip to Atlantic City on my 13th birthday to see Kelly Clarkson live, I found each trip after that to offer me something new and exciting.

Below I’ve listed some gems of the city besides the typical casinos and clubs.

1. Tanger Outlets and the playground

Unless you are a local or have visited before, you probably wouldn’t know that Atlantic City is actually home to two major shopping centers, the Tanger Outlets, and the Playground. The Tanger Outlets is my personal favorite as it has over 100 stores to shop in. The Playground is also fairly popular amongst visitors and has high-end stores such as Louis Vuitton and Tiffany’s. The Playground though is generally more expensive to shop in and as a girl who appreciates a good bargain, I would recommend to check out the Tanger Outlets first.

2. The Steel Pier

The Steel Pier is great for a day out and to bring out the inner child in all of us. It is open from April to October each year and features an arcade, over 20+ carnival themed rides, and even a helicopter service to see the sights from bird's eye view! In addition, the Steel Pier also offers many holiday and seasonal events that are always well organized and exciting to attend.

3. Great dining

Atlantic City has such a variety of dining options that it's almost impossible to find a place that you don’t like. Some of my personal favorite places to eat include Tropicana’s Carmine’s Italian Restaurant, Harry’s Oyster Bar and Seafood, and the Melting Pot. Most restaurants are within walking distance from the hotels, but still, make sure to make reservations as you may not get seated right away!

4. Rooftop and indoor pools

One of my personal favorite things about AC is their abundance of rooftop and indoor pools! When traveling during the summer I suggest spending an afternoon at your resort’s rooftop pool. Even If your resort doesn’t have one, many hotels offer day passes to theirs. As for indoor pools, they tend to actually be pretty nice and quiet during the winter months.

5. Concerts and shows

From outdoor beach concerts as pictured above to small comedy shows, AC has it all. Since AC is filled with large hotels with clubs and concert stages, it isn’t hard to find a show for you. Below I have listed some of the most anticipated concerts and shows for this season in the AC area, so be sure to get your tickets soon if you plan on going!

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Sat Mar 24th, 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM: Atlantic City Beer and Music Festival-Atlantic City Convention Center-Atlantic City, NJ

Sat April 14th,8:00 PM: Jerry Seinfeld-Borgata Events Center- Atlantic City, NJ

Sat May 26th,7:00PM: Keivn Hart-Boardwalk Hall Arena-Atlantic City, NJ

Sun Jul 1st,2:00PM-Sam Hunt-Atlantic City Beach-Atlantic City, NJ

Thurs/Fri/Sat-July 19th, 20th, 21st-Britney Spears-Borgata Casino Event Center-Atlantic City, NJ

Ultimately, Atlantic City is what you make of it. If you are looking for a traditional gambling and partying scene, AC can definitely give you that experience. However, AC is much more than this and I would go as far as recommending families to go on a weekend getaway here during the summer,as it offers something for every age. Hopefully, every reader can take something from this article and do some further research on what AC has to offer that relates to their specific interests.

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Lil Yachty's 'Lil Boat 2' May Not Be Enough To Keep Him Afloat

Here's what you need to know about "Lil Boat 2."

On March 9, Lil Yachty dropped his newest album, “Lil Boat 2.” The album consists of 17 songs, most of which were probably better off not being on the album and seriously failed to impress me, despite its early success on iTunes.

In all of the reviews I have ever written, I normally organize it song-by-song, giving feedback to each track. This time, however, I think I can save all of us time on this article by just being completely honest about Lil Yachty’s “Lil Boat 2.”

Most of the songs from 1-10 on the tracklist are NOT worth listening to.

"TALK TO ME NICE" (ft. Quavo), "GET MONEY BROS." (ft. Tee Grizzley) and "she ready" (ft. PnB Rock) are the only three songs from the first 10 that are even remotely enjoyable.

Other than those three, every other song from the top ten songs on the tracklist were absolute garbage.

The beats to the songs weren’t that bad but, overall, it just sounded like Lil Yachty and his features were WAY too high to be in the studio.

Yachty’s flows, bars and rhyme schemes were ALL weak throughout the entire album, and if it weren’t for the final six songs on “Lil Boat 2,” this review would be nothing but bashing Lil Yachty.

From the 12th track on the album, "MICKEY" (ft. Offset, Lil Baby) the album runs through much more smoothly, regardless of how basic those last couple of songs are.

I imagine Lil Yachty’s fanbase consists mostly of teenagers who eat tide for Internet views and anybody who knows nothing about what a real rapper is.

Seriously. I cannot stress how elementary this album is. If you’re looking for new rap music to listen to, check out Tory Lanez’s album, “MEMORIES DON’T DIE,” or Logic’s “Bobby Tarantino II.”

Both of those albums are so much better than “Lil Boat 2” that they make Yachty look like an amateur–which he is.

Final Score: 5.8/10
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