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With limited amounts of time and money in a college town, students need places to have a good time that won’t take a huge hit off their pockets.
Some of these places are simple – places to eat, movies, the mall or maybe a run on the trails behind campus. Some Emporia State students had other ideas that enabled an acceptable college student $10 budget.
Derek Parris, sophomore business administration major, likes to spend time at the Hookah House, 1019 Commercial St.
“A couple of my buddies and I like to go to the Hookah House, where you can buy hookah, have snacks and play video games,” Parris said. “It is only eight dollars for one person, or as low as two or four if you share with someone.”
Like Parris, most students on campus want to do something with their friends, and that makes spending less than $10 even harder. One idea, proposed by Christian Griffitts, senior psychology major, was not spending any money at all. Griffitts volunteers at the animal shelter, 1216 Hatcher St.
“It’s free, fun and it can even be great exercise if you find a dog that runs well with a leash,” Griffitts said.
Griffitts said that this was more of a warm weather activity, but can still be done at any time for anyone who is a pet lover. It is also a great activity to do alone or with a friend to relieve some stress.
“When the weather is nice I like to go a couple times a month,” Griffitts said. “I like to go with friends, but every now and then I go alone to take my mind off things.”
Another outdoor activity is going to the Family Fun Center, 1004 12th St. Alex Skinner, senior athletic training major visited the Emporia area often as a child. The Family Fun Center was his favorite spot and it still is today. It is his prime Emporia dating location. One round of putt-putt golf is $4.50 and it is only $4.95 to ride the go karts.
“There are batting cages, putt-putt golf and go-karting.” Skinner said. “I usually go in the summer to play putt-putt golf.”
Of course, the list of stuff to do in Emporia would not be complete without mentioning some place to eat. Hope Jackson, a senior athletic training major, said that her favorite place to go in Emporia is Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt on Commercial Street. The price varies on how much you eat.
“I’ve gone there six times.” Hope said. “They have a pink lemonade flavor that I really like and they also have a New York Peppermint Patty flavor that is pretty good.”
There are several places to find cheap entertainment and ESU students are doing just that.