Amanda Bagnall-Newman, Website Manager

Back in elementary school, my parents kept a busy schedule of events for my siblings and me. Our weekends were booked with trips to museums, visits to relatives and various other activities. There was never a dull moment at my house because my parents were there to plan my life for me. 

Now that we are older, we are responsible for our schedules. The staff at the college are not our parents.

If you are bored and looking for something to do, it is your responsibility to find something to do. Mommy and daddy can’t hold your hand any longer.

The problem with the college planning student events is the students themselves. We are so gosh darn picky with what we want to do that we don’t go to what is planned for us. The staff try to set up events like the Muskie Success Extravaganza and the Cinefest Series, but in the end no one goes to them.  

When I hear complaints like ‘I wouldn’t like that event’ or ‘I want to party instead,’ I want to rip my hair out.

No wonder no one wants to plan events for students, no one goes! There is nothing more frustrating than spending hours preparing for an event and then having no one show up.  

And to the argument, ‘I don’t want to go to that kind of event,’ kindly place your cranium up your backside. People are trying here; they don’t know what you want because you never speak your mind. If you want a slip ‘n slide event on campus, either plan it yourself or tell someone your idea.  

With groups like the Foundation Board and LC-CAB, there is no reason not to have something to do. They are welcome to ideas, they just need someone to step forward and take charge.

Maybe instead of going home or drinking this weekend, you grab a few friends and plan something for the student body. 

We need to step up as students to plan our own agendas. We shouldn’t have to force our greedy selves on people who have bigger things to worry about: their actual jobs.