Monday, September 12, 2011

Secrets, Secrets are no fun!

Little did I know how much Northern really has to offer. I've never actually taken the time to just wonder around campus. So, tonight (with the little free time I did have), I walked around campus with a friend. I walked around Taft (the technology building for those of you that don't know what that is) and back around to the football stadium. I knew of the green track, but if one veers off said track, there is much more that can be found.

On my escapade, there were tons of statues that have pieces of history attached in their meanings and embedded on the base, weeping willow trees, sweetheart benches with great views of the fountains, and my favorite.... peacefulness. Unless there is a football game or someone rollerblading/running/walking the green track, there really isn't a whole lot going on in the back of ONU's campus. The great part about all of these things is this was only one side of campus. Think about all of the places and nuances that can be found if the all the buildings and entire campus was explored!

So, basically what I'm saying is even if you feel like you don't have time, take 30 minutes every once in a while and explore what is around you. During the exploration you might find a good spot to study, to relax, or to just get outside and enjoy what we have around us and utilize it. We might as well take advantage of everything we are given because a.) We pay to take advantage of everything the university has to offer and b.) Everyone on campus chose to go to Ohio Northern for specific reasons; finding all of these extra little places and secrets on campus can only enhance our reasons to stay.


  1. I completely agree! Until my sophomore year I really hadn't done a lot of exploring around campus. One day a friend and I did almost exactly the same thing and we found some great stuff! One of the coolest things on campus that I have found is the tree stump path that runs through the woods by the green's pretty small and insignificant to most but I love walking on it! And during the fall and spring my favorite place to study is a little dock on one of the ponds back there! It is so beautiful and peaceful out there! I get so much done!

  2. Especially with how hectic things are now a days, it's nice to find someplace to relax...and it's right here in our backyard! I haven't taken time lately to just walk around and relax, but your post has definately motivated me to!