Get Up and Find Your Fun

BY MATTHEW GLEASON // OCT. 10, 2013 //

I was sitting in my dorm room on a recent Friday afternoon and couldn’t help but notice student after student leaving campus to go home for the weekend. I turned to my roommate in disgust. “This school is so lame!” I said.

To which he casually replied: “You just got to make your own fun, bro.”

Legacy Place in Dedham offers good food options, shopping, a movie theater and a bowling alley/bar.

Legacy Place in Dedham offers good food options, shopping, a movie theater and a bowling alley/bar.

Good old Curry does have social activities for those who choose to stay all weekend. On Thursday nights—for most college students, Thursday night is the start of the weekend—there is a shuttle bus that will bring you to and from South Shore Plaza in Braintree. On Friday nights, Curry offers its services to Legacy Place, an outdoor shopping mall. This is a good mall, which also features a great movie theater and a bowling alley/bar, but like most malls it gets old after awhile.

Now, one of the main reasons I came to Curry was its close proximity to Boston. So, it’s only fitting that on Saturdays the college shuttles people to and from Faneuil Hall in downtown Boston. Keep in mind, the bus to Faneuil Hall leaves the Student Center at 5 p.m., 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., with return rides at 6 p.m., 8 p.m., 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. Make sure you plan accordingly or you’ll be ponying up for cab fair back to campus.

Sure, all these activities are off campus. And there are occasionally dances and comedians on campus.  Not to mention, a lot of sports teams to cheer on and intramurals to take part in. So I think my roommate might have been right. You really do need to make your own fun.

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