There’s a phrase you’ll hear a lot when you come to college. It’s called the “There’s nothing to do” complaint. However, I am here to disclaim that evil lie made up by nineteen year olds. First of all, you could always do homework. Just saying. But if you’re not the straight-A type or already make satisfiable grades, please let me inform you that UC is far from boring.
NOTE: UC is indeed in Kentucky, a rural state, and in a pretty lax neighborhood. We don’t have nearby shopping centers or whatever else city people adore, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to do. One of the best things about Cumberland is that there’s ALWAYS someone to be with, and the events are totally interpersonal. That is to say, you won’t be a stranger when you walk into the newly furnished BCC building, or upstairs swiping your card for a sandwich at the Grill, or walking across the viaduct with books in your hand. Where and what are the specific firsthand events I speak of? One of them, a new one to the campus this year, is The Kingdom Productions. What is this, you may ask? Okay, maybe you’re not asking; but I’m telling. A crew of awesome guys came together to form night sessions of legit performance and art. In modern terms, ethnic worship services, open mic nights for poetry and song, rap contests, free style debates, comedy hours, and all that jazz. (Except there’s no real Jazz music yet, but there is hip hop!) One of the nights that The Kingdom Productions puts on is UC Cypher, in which rap battles go down, Christian hip hop, soul, or rap music videos are played, and aspiring artists can project new material.
Believe me, it’s the perfect contrast. I mean, Kentucky has lots of cows and fields and trees and waving drivers. Which I totally love, but I get that not everyone digs the town closing at 4:30 and the sweltering silence on Saturday afternoon. If you’re needing to drown out your boredom, do know that The Kingdom Productions is in business to entertain and connect with you. Genuine leaders, talented material, and favorable connections make up the mastermind behind these events.
And if you really don’t believe me, you can check out a video for yourself – though I will warn you, I was very much starstruck and had trouble holding the camera still; you know, with the gorgeous singing going on and all!
So, for those still in doubt, let me resurrect the previous complaint…
Nothing to do on campus? Oh ye of little faith! Seek, and you will find.
In the words of Michelle Tanner, “Oh puh-LEASE!”
Make sure you check out that video next time you find yourself with a free moment. Many more to come!