Justice Week came to a close Friday after a solid five days of speakers and presentations concerning child slavery, racism and much more. In the midst of Making Choices Week, appropriately organized the week before Spring Break, we learn about making godly decisions in our everyday lives.
So many weeks are set aside to highlight special causes and issues, and yet many important weeks are noticeably absent from the calendar. To solve this problem, the Optimist suggests the following weeks be added to the school year.
Ultimate Frisbee games on the grassy areas around campus have probably caught your attention when the occasional Frisbee hit you in the head on the way to class, but do you really know what it’s all about? During Ultimate Frisbee Awareness Week, students can enjoy a three-credit Chapel forum outlining the rules, regulations and history of the game. But simply talking about the issue is not enough; students can also participate in a highly organized and chaos-free campuswide Ultimate Frisbee game.
It’s important the ACU community acknowledges the many contributions of a section of our student body that often goes unnoticed. As students, we walk right past the freshmen guitar players who selflessly play well-practiced guitar music for our whole community to hear and enjoy. Freshman Guitar Player Appreciation Week will instantly solve that problem as we thank the young men who remind us just how much free time we had during our first year in college.
The college years are not the most prosperous for many people. While friendships and poor decisions are abundant, funds generally are not. Survive on a Dime Week will teach students how to stretch their dollars – Chapel speakers will show all the meals one can prepare with Ramen noodles and canned food items. Students will learn how to make a sturdy entertainment center using concrete bricks and a piece of wood, along with many other college survival tips.
There are simply too many weeks in the average school year to take for granted. Each and every week is an opportunity to learn how to catch a Frisbee behind your back or make a four-course meal with a can of tuna and a tortilla. Let us make sure we use every week to make our college career a learning experience.