Lasers and Skaters

BY MICHAEL WEISS // MAY 10, 2012 // 

Students at Curry have a wide array of interests, from athletics to video games. But with the last week of the spring term ending, I’m sure most of you aren’t looking for daytrip activities. However, maybe that’s what you need more of. Think about it.

With all the stress and concerns you have during a frustrating week of school, there are ways to blow off steam other than eloping romantically, getting drunk and punching each other on Saturday nights.

Or you could go windsurfing! Just kidding, you’re still stuck in Massachusetts. // PHOTO BY MICHAEL POLAND

Laser tag has become one of America’s many hobbies and, in my experience, it has always been a blast. But you have to bring friends! The nearest locations are LazerZone in Randolph, and Laser Quest in West Roxbury. Both locations are approximately 20 to 30 minutes away, so hopefully you know someone with a car. For prices and hours, check out their Web sites.

As with most things in life, practice makes perfect. So if you have any interest in skateboarding, then Boardwalk Skate shop and indoor skate park, located in Woburn, about a 30-minute drive from campus, may be the place for you. (Their Web site even boasts a visit by rap artist Lil Wayne!) If it’s good enough for the stars, then Boardwalk Skate shop should be good enough for the average Curry students.

For people with no skating experience, they do offer instruction programs. But slots fill up due to the 10-person limit per program. BMX bikes are only allowed in the park on Wednesdays.

Whatever your preference, it’s all up to you. Just do what you love. OK, you should also study for that final exam. But $100 says your stats professor doesn’t skate or play laser tag. What they don’t know won’t hurt them!

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