Pause at the Release is our periodic feature in which we highlight the perspective of one of our student-athletes. In these articles, the athletes share their personal experiences as part of the Golden Hurricane team with our wonderful supporters and community members. Here, you'll find the backstage story on TU Women's Rowing, told through the eyes of the athletes themselves. Check back often to see updates from more of your favorite rowers and coxswains.
Pause at the Release: "Campus Living: The Real Deal"
The University of Tulsa provides many campus-wide activities that are sure to keep your schedule full. Almost every activity also has free food! We've made it a goal with the freshmen to always let each other know where the next free food event is located. Every Thursday, TU has their Hurricane Thursday events. Attending the majority of them, we've had a blast ice-skating, going to the Mocking Jay premiere, playing laser tag, and of course, eating snow cones.
It can get monotonous studying only in the dorm, so we've taken the opportunity on nice days to do homework outside on a blanket in the Old U or the New U. You'll find different groups of people hanging out, playing Frisbee, and doing other activities while having fun or relaxing. The library and Old U are absolutely breathtaking at sunset. With tea in our hands, we usually take a stroll around campus and find a seat on the library steps and just take in the view.
A lot of times it's nice to get a change of scenery and get off campus. Even without a car, it's not hard to get around Tulsa. On the weekends, the shuttles take you to various places including the mall and different shopping centers. Grab a couple friends and go along for the free ride! At the beginning of the year, a few of our friends came with us for a bike ride downtown (which isn't far at all). We originally went to go visit the Center of the Universe, but we found out the city was having a Steak Cook-off (oh look, more free food)! We highly recommend keeping up with city events and attending all you can, or maybe just riding bikes for a Qdoba and Yolotti date with your roomie.
-Melissa Pepper and Hannah Vissers
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