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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Marist chapter.

Midterms week has come and gone, which means that we are officially halfway through the fall semester. Most students have reached a consensus that the first half flew by. Since time spent at college always feels like it moves faster than it does anywhere else, it’s important to make the most of the second half of fall semester and embrace this season before winter break rolls around. Here’s how. 

  1. Plan a game night with friends. There’s nothing more enjoyable than having a girls’ night in with your pals and a few fun board or card games. You can get as competitive about it as you all want. For extra fun, have all of your friends bring a different snack so you have a buffet of treats to sample when you’re playing games. It’s a fun and inexpensive way to spend time with your friends. Besides, the memories you’ll make playing games will be better than the ones you’d make going out, guaranteed. 
  2. Create a bucket list. If there’s a lot of items that you want to do before you go on winter break, consider making a bucket list. That way you keep tabs on all the adventures you and your friends want to go on. 
  3. See a concert or go to a game. If you can, going to see a concert or a sporting event is the perfect way to spend a weekend. Try to see a genre of music that you don’t usually listen to or watch a sport that you don’t know much about to switch it up. 
  4. Enjoy seasonal activities. It’s currently fall, which means apple picking and pumpkin patches. In November, have a friends-giving feast. In December, celebrate the holidays by decorating and having a holiday party or cookie exchange. There are so many exciting ways to celebrate the seasons. 
  5. Capture the moment. Now, there’s a fine line here. You want to capture the moment, but you also want to be sure that are in the moment. Consider bringing along a digital camera or a polaroid style so you can capture the moment without the temptation of being constantly on your cell phone.
Madison is a senior journalism student at Marist College with an affinity for all things writing, iced coffee, and Great Gatsby related. She is currently a Lifestyles & Her Future writer for Her Campus.