By Sydney Wells
Being a college student often means temporarily living on a limited budget. This can mean renouncing a variety of things. For instance, substituting actual meals for protein bars and ramen. Perhaps the most forgone aspect of a college student’s life is entertainment. It simply costs too much to be able to enjoy a night out when there is tuition to pay. Luckily for Bearcats, there are a variety of things to do in and around Greenwood that don’t cost a penny.
There are several parks just miles from Lander’s campus, including the West Cambridge Park and the Grace Street Park. Getting outside can have a positive impact on students and reduce stress.
- The Humane Society
The animal shelter just behind the Civic Center is always looking for volunteers. Helping out here, surrounded by cute cats and dogs, can be a lot of fun. It benefits the organization and it doesn’t cost a thing but your time.
- The Greenwood County Library
Sometimes the best escape from the stressful college life is in a good book. Located uptown just past Inn on the Square, Greenwood residents can get a library card at no charge. As for non-residents, it only costs $5 for a card and unlimited access to every book in the building. Reading can be a great stress reliever while improving intelligence at the same time.
As a college student, we are stressed on a daily basis. Entertainment can eleviate that stress but it is often sacrificed due to financial tension. Luckily for Bearcats, there are countless free activities close to Lander’s campus.