I had accepted the College of Nebraska’s educational supply earlier than I had even set foot on campus. Why? Do not even ask; I would not have a solution.
I had by no means been to Lincoln earlier than, however I had been to different school cities, so I had a great feeling that Lincoln can be identical to the others. After stepping foot in Lincoln, I got here to the understanding that the college wasn’t the one factor that made up town.
With Lincoln being the capital and second-largest metropolis in Nebraska, it already was greater than a university city. Lincoln additionally gives extra than simply the College of Nebraska-Lincoln campus and its occasions.
Since I used to be coming from one other state, it was important to see what I might do in a spot I might be spending 4 years in. As college students of such a big metropolis, I really feel that you will need to reap the benefits of what the neighborhood gives.
On account of how massive Lincoln is, it additionally implies that there are plenty of issues to attempt that you might have by no means performed earlier than. Attempting new issues permits us to open our minds, which is great for college students, and who would not need to higher themselves?
Final semester, my mates and I discovered a jazzercise class in south Lincoln to take which was one thing none of us had ever performed, and we met some superior folks throughout it. Since none of us had performed one thing like that earlier than, the opposite individuals had been greater than prepared to assist with discovering exercise provides all through the category, as that they had been doing the courses for years.
It’s typically enjoyable to combine issues up and step out of your consolation zone, however it’s typically onerous to consider what new issues there are. Lincoln has many issues to do this can enhance your sense of journey and let you recognize the place you’re residing.
The inventive neighborhood of Lincoln is a piece of town that stands out to me. Artwork is essential as a result of it represents the individuals who make up the neighborhood and also you be taught extra about the place you’re.
Lincoln has many events which can be open to the general public, together with a storytelling festival in November, free art classes from native studios and this week, Lincoln Calling is happening. Moreover, Duffy’s Tavern has the native band Blind Searchers acting at its school night time on Sept. 29, and they’re providing a $5 low cost on entry for faculty college students who present their pupil ID.
Even on campus, the Lied Heart has a full schedule of musicals, performs, performances and extra. The Lied Heart even gives free or half-priced tickets to UNL college students. Considered one of my favourite musicals, “Chicago,” is coming to Lincoln, and I’ve by no means seen it in particular person earlier than, so I’ll most positively be going to one among its showings.
To get off campus, the Lincoln Theatre Company has many reveals as nicely. Wanting into native artwork showings or performing arts offers native performers a platform, helps native moderately than nationwide expertise and even lets you spend money on your neighborhood by attending native occasions.
Going to occasions that revolve across the neighborhood is an effective way to diversify your expertise by assembly new folks. As we head into fall, a great deal of festivals and occasions are open. As somebody who did not develop up round agricultural work, attending farmers’ markets and fall festivities, resembling pumpkin patches or apple orchards, had been eye-openers to understanding the method that goes into producing do-it-yourself items and crops. This view gave me perspective on issues that I hadn’t identified and let me higher perceive my neighborhood which is significant to feeling at residence in a brand new place.
Though it has already begun, the Haymarket farmers’ market is working for one more month, and there are plenty of issues to see there. The farmers market has a variety of products, from jewellery and woodwork to provide and extra. A majority of these neighborhood occasions not solely embrace Lincoln but additionally the cities round it and, in flip, add to what town has to supply. Benefiting from these alternatives can expose you to new experiences and let you get to know the neighborhood members who put them collectively and take part in them.
Lincoln is greater than a university city due to all of the issues town has to supply. UNL has an enormous influence on town itself, however there’s clearly extra to Lincoln than the Huskers. The essential half is making an attempt issues you have not skilled earlier than or looking for out what Lincoln has to offer. Going to high school in Lincoln doesn’t suggest we must always solely stick with what the varsity gives as a result of we’re Lincolnites in addition to Huskers and will make the most of what Lincoln has for its folks.
Alexis Goeman is a sophomore journalism and ADPR main. Attain her at firstname.lastname@example.org.