Mon. Aug 15th, 2022

Being back at West Chester is always an exciting time with new classes, roommates, clubs, organizations and much more.

But the excitement does not stop on campus.

As students, we are lucky to go to a school that is located in a wonderful town that has so much to offer. Downtown West Chester has many fantastic, inviting events during the fall semester.

By attending these events it gives us all a great way to get off campus and enjoy some lively fun.

This past weekend the Clydesdale Budweiser horses paraded through Gay and Market Street, dropping beer cases off at some of our favorite restaurants.

They followed fire trucks, friendly faces and Dalmatians. Residents lined the sidewalks and watched as these beautiful creatures marched through the streets.

At every restaurant stop, onlookers had the chance to get up close for photos.

This event is just one of the many happenings downtown West Chester has to offer, and as the fall weather begins to show itself, the activities just keep coming.

Some of the most popular events include the restaurant festival, the chill cook-off and the garden walk.

To see all of the fun happenings, be sure to check out downtownwestchester.com.

These are a few of the many great ways to get off campus for a couple hours with some friends.

Junior Lauren Paules loves attending these fantastic events that the town offers.

“All these fall events play a role in why I love fall semester,” she said. “The events are always so enjoyable because they bring our community together in a fun and laid back atmosphere, giving us so many great ways to get off campus and enjoy the fall weather while walking through the streets of town.”

As the semester continues, think of attending one of these great events with some friends. Always affordable, they give another reason for loving West Chester. Events like the restaurant festival, gallery walk and those offered at your favorite restaurants all add unique experiences to our time at West Chester University. College is the time to expose yourself to all different types of life experiences, no matter how small or big they are.

Whether it is a downtown event or joining an on-campus club or organization, these experiences help shape you into the person you are meant to be while you learn about who you are as a person, what you enjoy and what you want in life.

Eleanor Roosevelt once stated, “The purpose of life is to live it, to taste ex- perience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experiences.”

Use this time at college to make the most of what the university and the town that surrounds it have to offer.

Aileen Assumma is a third-year student majoring in English literature. She can be reached at AA823823@wcupa.edu.

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