Even though I’m probably the last person to realize it, Keene State College always has new events happening that people can attend.
Every week, the Office of Multicultural Student Support sends out an email about events happening on campus, and while it’s easy to ignore, there’s always something interesting that could be worth attending.
Everyone’s probably had a professor who made attending a lecture or event relevant to their class mandatory, but it’s equally as important to broaden your interests and go to something, not because you have to, but because you genuinely want to learn and are excited to take the opportunities that college is giving you.
I’ve found there are plenty of events held that I’m not required to go to for class or extra credit, but are still relevant to my majors and interest me, so I go anyway.
I’ve attended more guest lectures than I ever thought I would, and they exceeded my expectations because they presented topics I’m interested in.
This semester, I’ve become much more aware of what’s happening on campus, and the Office of Multicultural Student Support’s emails are a huge help.
Attending events because you want to makes you more willing to enjoy them and what they have to offer; you made the decision to be there instead of being forced to go, so you have a greater sense of appreciation.
There’s so much happening in the KSC community that it’s not hard to find something that interests you.
A lot of events are also sponsored by clubs such as the Feminist Collective or the Holocaust and Genocide Awareness Club, meaning there’s student involvement that goes into having guest speakers and events on campus.
People aren’t just randomly picked to come and speak. Instead, they’re asked by students to talk about relevant and interesting topics that they know people will enjoy.
You never know how much you could enjoy something until you get into it.
With everything happening on campus, there will obviously be some things that you won’t enjoy, but you never know until you try.
Going to an event could make you realize that you’re interested in something that you never thought about before.
At the very least, you don’t lose anything if you go to an event and end up not liking it.
I feel like if you walk into an event thinking that you’ll hate it, you’ll convince yourself that it’s bad.
Your mood defines how it’ll go.
There’s such a variety of things happening every week; events range from being educational to celebrating other cultures to making crafts.
As long as you keep an open mind, there’s something positive to take away from each and every one of these events.
Izzy Manzo can be contacted at email@example.com