Each year, a collection of JMU students spend their spring break on one of several unique service-learning trips. These Alternative Spring Breaks (ASBs), are unlike anything one could expect to find on a leisurely voyage to the beach. While the "traditional" spring break plans are perfect for unwinding, some Dukes opt for an experience volunteering rather … Continue reading Experience Alternative Spring Breaks With JMU
Dear #JMU21, Have your parents ever told you “don’t blink?” Or, “college will go by in a flash.” Well, as a senior graduating one week from today (OH. MY. GOODNESS.), I can say your parents are right. As my undergraduate career comes to a close, I find myself reminiscing over my experiences here at JMU … Continue reading Dear #JMU21: Don’t Blink
Wondering what to do with a lazy Saturday? Want to see some of the best views in Virginia? The Shenandoah Mountains are notorious for their serene and untouched beauty. All within an hour drive, these hikes are sure to take your breath away. I can’t think of a better way to destress for exam week … Continue reading Best Hikes Around the ‘Burg
UPB arranged quite the treat for us last week! Furry friends of all sizes came to visit the Hillside lawn and hung out with students for a few hours. The VIP animals included a few goats, a calf, a pig, two bunnies, a miniature horse, and a llama. They not only enjoyed meeting some Dukes, but … Continue reading Animals Take Hillside Lawn
"Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” ~Leonardo da Vinci Gardy Loo, JMU's only undergraduate literature and arts magazine, just released Volume 20, Issue 2 last night! After 50 hours of selecting pieces and 100 hours of designing, the staff of Gardy … Continue reading Gardy Loo Release Party
Over winter break, every JMU student received an email about a new policy concerning the latest trend in transportation: hoverboards. The email stated: "Due to concerns from the Consumer Product Safety Commission and guidance from the Virginia State Fire Marshal regarding the safety of hoverboards, James Madison University has decided to prohibit the devices and … Continue reading Hoverboards on Campus?
If you've looked at the weather app on your phone, you'll see that we are in for a wet and dreary weekend. It's definitely no fun walking to class in this rain, and the feeling of your clothes sticking to you is as bad as it gets. However, just because the sky is crying, doesn't … Continue reading How to Make Most of Rainy Days
UPDATE: Student Org Night got rained out Friday night so it is now on Tuesday, Sept. 8 on the UREC Upper Turf from 7-9pm. This year, Student Organization Night is going to be bigger and badder than it has ever been before, with some awesome new modifications. Suzanne Kelly from Student Activities and Involvement answers … Continue reading Get Down With Student Org Night
Yesterday first- years attended the annual University Welcome, ushering the class of 2019 into the James Madison community. The convocation center was packed with incoming first- years, their FRoG's (First Year Orientation Guides) and RA's (Resident Advisers). Each residence hall shared their area pride with snazzy signs and slogans even referencing the iconic Ms. Taylor … Continue reading Class of 2019 University Welcome
Thanks Erin Frye (@ErinFrye) at BuzzFeed Life for including JMU on her list of The Most Underrated Colleges in America! Check us out at number three on the list and leave a comment with your favorite thing about JMU.