This is the year! I am going to build a buddy. Each year our Campus Activities Board (CAB) hosts an event called Build a Buddy. The past two years I have missed the opportunity to go for different reasons such as scheduling conflicts, etc. But this is it. I am going to do it this year!
CAB hosts many amazing events on campus and the best part is they are absolutely free. On the weekends we have free movies, every fall we have fall fest and every spring we have spring fest. With a couple traditional events and frequent speakers CAB gives the community things to look forward to. For me, I have been looking forward to making my own stuffed animal for two years. This may sound trivial, or unimportant, but it has become a staple on campus and it is exciting as a member of the community to engage in those highlight moments of the semester.
My friends and I talk about build a buddy the minute it is announced. One year, my friend made a turtle stuffed animal, the next a bear. This year who knows what we will build, but I know I can count on the fact that we will do it together and I will finally get to build my buddy complete with a miniature CAB T-shirt for my stuffed animal to wear. Thanks to CAB, I have many opportunities to take a break from classes and engage in events with friends.