I know there is some rule about not blogging to an excess, but I thought I'd let you know how great weekends are at JCU that aren't Homecoming weekend.
Since we are located in a suburb of the amazing city of Cleveland there are easily over one hundred different dining opportunities off campus. At least once a month my suite mates and I take on one of Cleveland's best restaurants. Friday we went to Maggiano's Little Italy located in Beachwood Mall. They had this incredible deal where you buy one meal and they give you a full meal to take hom free! Needless to say, we were sold. The food was amazing, too! On campus we have SUPB, our student union programming board, that puts on events for students here on campus. When we got back from dinner SUPB was hosting a foam party on the Keller Commons. Yes, foam party. As in a big bubble machine filled the Keller Commons with bubbles up to our necks. It was a lot more fun than I'm making it sound.
I'd have to say, however, that the highlight of living in Cleveland are the concert opportunities. Saturday, my best friend (and roommate) went to see Nickelback at the Q (Quicken Loans Arena - where the Cavs play). The opening bands were Three Days Grace and Buckcherry, so as you can imagine (if you like rock) it was an amazing concert! We also found out that the Transiberian Orchestra will be playing there over Thanksgiving weekend and that Lady Gaga will be performing on April 27, so mark your calendars! Before the concert we did some shopping in Tower City as well. What's great about Tower City is that it has a tunnel connecting it to the Q and Progressive Field is right across the street. So hop on the Rapid RTA and you'll be set to go anywhere downtown!
The bottom line is, what I love about Carroll is that it is located in a very safe suburban neighborhood, but I still get to enjoy all the activites a big city has to offer. So come visit Carroll and take a trip to a Brown's game or the Rock Hall or just eat at one of our many ethnic neighborhoods (I highly recommend Little Italy) and I promise you won't be disappointed.
Until next time,