Survival Kit for Life at LU
January 28, 2009 : Angelica Atkins
1. An umbrella - When it rains in Lynchburg, it pours. But this doesn’t necessarily mean that classes will be cancelled. So make sure you have a brolly handy and a strong, durable one too. I have had at least one umbrella turned inside out by the wind.
2. Get Well Soon supplies - Though hand sanitizer dispensers have been installed around campus, you will inevitably get a cold at least once. Have soup, tissues, medicine and tea ready to roll. That way you can start getting well at the first sign of sickness and you won’t miss as many classes.
3. Headphones - Whether you want to drown out your roommates snoring, or just relax to your favorite tunes, head phones are a must-have. Background music can also help you concentrate and block out distractions if you need to study. If you can, try to get noise-cancelling headphones to really zone out.
4. Camera - You are going to experience so many things and make countless friends at LU. Make the memories last in photo form. You don’t need anything fancy, just something you can slip in your pocket on your way to a game, or a Wal-Mart run.
5. Granola bars - Class schedules don’t always work around lunchtime. So it’s good to have a quick snack to keep your stomach from growling and drowning out the professor. If you pick the right kind of granola bar, it can also be a great source of protein and fiber. Don’t go hungry, go granola!
6. Cards - This might be a girly thing, but there is nothing quite like getting a card from someone. Sure, Facebook is great, texting is nice and IM is cool. But nothing says I care about you and am willing to take time and thought out of my day for you than a hand-written note. Be a card-giver and you’ll see just how much making someone else’s day can make your day.
7. Bible - This is really a given, for any time and place in life. 2 Peter 1:3 says “His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.” The only way to get “knowledge of him” is study of his word. Here you can find everything you need and that is a promise. The Bible is a gift ... you just need to open it.