Unexpected Joys

Sarah
I tried to learn a lot about TU as a prospective student. I did my research, attended visit days and had even picked out certain organizations I wanted to be involved with if I were to become a student. Now that I’m a sophomore here at the University of Tulsa, I don’t have to research the university anymore. I get to live it everyday. Here are a few unexpected joys that as a prospective student I never saw coming.

You’re looking at a view of the TU intramural field. I wasn’t much of an athlete in high school (just ballet and golf), but thanks to this on-campus activity I’m able to cheer on friends playing flag football one month and play soccer the next!

Good news, folks! No. 1, there’s a Chick-Fil-A on campus. No. 2, I have this really awesome friend that uses her dining dollars to treat me and a bunch of our friends to a free lunch on occasion! It rocks.

Concerts at Cain’s Ballroom are a Tulsa Tradition and the tickets are pretty cheap! Definitely something special about living in Tulsa that I didn’t expect.

And finally, I would have never guessed that I would make it on the kiss cam at a men’s basketball game in my lifetime. Especially with David Letterman as the recipient of the kiss. Ask anyone that was at the game on Sunday though. It happened!

Celebrations Galore

Mercedes
So the past couple of weeks have had a lot of festivities mainly homecoming! (I apologize in advance for so many pictures!) It was definitely fun to go to all the activities but my favorites were the Ben Rector concert and the bonfire! I mean how can you not love a face like that?

But I was quite happy especially when he played my favorite song and all and all it was a good night!

 The bonfire was pretty impressive and I’m pretty sure we were being baked during the fireworks show but I got lots of great pictures so I think it was worth it!
The next celebration we had was Kerry’s birthday and we planned a surprise party for her where we all wore lovely mustaches just because that theme sounded fun!
Today I got three care packages (our room was pretty much a disaster when I first opened them with so many things all over the place so I did have to clean up a bit):
You would think it was my birthday! Which I mean it actually was so more celebrations! I never knew how much care packages would mean until I got here! I am so thankful for my friends and family! Celebrations continue with Halloween and then a count down until Thanksgiving so I am quite excited! Until next time!

Some Really Pretty Lights

We are lucky to have such a vast array of concert venues in Tulsa. From big name super stars, to new and upcoming artists, downtown Tulsa has become a hub for those who love to attend concerts. I myself am a huge country and dubstep fan. Downtown Tulsa is a quick and hassle free 5 minute drive from TU. These concerts not only draw TU students and Tulsans, but students from OU and OSU. I was lucky enough to go to a few shows last week.

Fun Fact: The BOK Center was named the the top venue in the world by the International Association of Venue Managers! This is the place where super stars perform. I’ve bought my tickets for Eric Church fifteen minutes after they went on sale! I can’t wait until December 7th! Excited is an understatement.

Pretty Lights at The Brady Theatre

Paper Diamond at Cain’s Ballroom

Inside Cain’s Ballroom – This is the best pace in the country to watch a concert! There isn’t a bad seat in the entire room. Every ticket is general admission with standing room only. It gets a little crazy to say the least.

Fun Fact: In 1978, historic Cain’s Ballroom was only one of a few venues to host the Sex Pistols in their only American Tour.