People always say “time flies when you’re having fun.” If that’s the case, then Christopher Newport is the most fun place to be on Earth because time is moving entirely too fast for my liking.
It feels like just yesterday that I was moving into York River Hall as a freshman. Now, I am registered for spring semester of my sophomore year. Since then, I’ve had the opportunity to take advantage of many of CNU’s unique traditions.
One of my favorite traditions that CNU offers is the themed dinners. It is so much fun to see the dining halls turn into a carnival or a spooky house with foods like crab legs, cocktail shrimp, prime rib, Oreo creme pies, gyros and more. CNU also does a great job offering theme-inspired food for people who have gluten allergies or vegan diets.
I always look forward to participating in Homecoming activities, and for the past two years they have been great. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, I participated in Yell Like Hell, a spirit board competition and Midnight Madness. Yell Like Hell is a competition where campus organizations make up a chant that has to do with CNU and Homecoming. Our chant got second place in that competition, where we encouraged students to vote for Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity’s Rodney Smith. The spirit board competition was nice because it allowed our sisters the chance to all come together for an arts and crafts night. It was also nice just seeing the boards plastered around the campus.
All of these great memories seem to come and go so fast. I don’t know where time is going but I am definitely taking advantage of all that CNU has to offer while I am here.