Living: Big fun for little money

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By T. L. Hupfer

thupfer@student.alamo.edu

Anyone who has been in college knows students are rarely rolling in extra dough so students on a tight budget may want to take advantage of free activities.

Fortunately, this college provides an array of free activities for students with a college ID card.

Loftin Student Center has pingpong tables, video games and chessboards for students to spend free time playing games.

The office of student life also organizes events around campus such as Karaoke Mondays, TED Talk Tuesdays and the Wild West Rodeo Roundup Feb. 12.

TED Talk Tuesdays are videos from TED.com, a nonprofit website that works to “bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers.”

TED represents bringing together people from three worlds, technology, entertainment and design.

The videos are 18 minutes or less and the topics vary. Their mission is to spread ideas.

The Wild West Rodeo Roundup is one of the campuswide events the office of student life is organizing this semester.

While San Antonians are in a cowboy frame of mind with the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo in progress, the roundup brings that spirit to campus.

Some clubs and organizations will sell food and beverages, but most games and activities are free.

If working out is your hobby, the fitness center in Loftin Student Center may be the place for you. It is open 8 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Friday.

Students with a valid ID are allowed to use the equipment, which includes treadmills and weights.

Baseball and soccer are a couple of the extramural sports this college has to offer along with some intramural events ranging from sports to videogames.

If a student is looking for a club to meet like-minded students members of about 50 were at Wednesday’s Organization Showcase.

Like stars? Join the Astronomy Club. Interested in Psychology? Head to the Psychology Club, which takes local field trips and volunteers around the community.

For more information, check out the office of student life or www.orgsync.com.

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