A Major Weekend

Please excuse the above pun. I’ve just heard a lot of them lately.

Millsaps spirit was kicked into high gear all last week and over the past weekend. “Major Decision Day,” when sophomore students are encouraged to select a major and have a pizza or ice cream party with their department was last week, as was Major Madness, a week long celebration for the student body.

As one part of Major Madness, Millsaps sponsored a free movie night. All students had to do was bring their student ID to the movie theater to get free admission. I saw 21 Jump Street, which I had chosen just to rest my brain a little and ended up laughing at a lot more than I would have guessed. Not to mention Johnny Depp had a cameo. Love…

The weekend had all sorts of fun stuff for students to do and was our big admissions weekend. Tons of high school students stayed all weekend for a free concert, crawfish boil, and opportunities to basically meet the entire student body.

But for the first time in my four years here, I missed the weekend and was in New Orleans to see the Broadway show The Lion King on its tour. It was absolutely the most incredible show I have ever seen. I would never have guessed costumes and staging effects like that could have been possible. During the opening when all the different kinds of animals were approaching, the audience just kept cheering and applauding whenever a new animal would enter because it was so impressive. I loved it.

The rest of the weekend we spent time uptown, went to the World War II museum, and ate like royalty. From New Orleans to Jackson, it seemed like everyone had a great weekend.


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