Apr 27

Wide Awake Wilson

 Getting ready to come to Barton? Then you probably have so many questions, such as what really is there to do in Wilson? Where are some of the popular hangout places? And, if you’re like me, where can you do some shopping? All of these questions, and many more, race through your mind when you think about college and the town you’ll be spending the next four years in. Barton does have a small campus, but we also have so many fun and exciting events going on all the time.

Here at Barton, we have Campus Activities Board, or CAB as we call it, which is a student group that plans and organizes many of the events we have on campus. Some of our past events include: comedians, trips to the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey games, poetry slams, movie nights, karaoke nights, weekend trips to amusement parks, glow-in-the-dark Easter egg hunts, talent shows, and much more.  CAB is open to any ideas that the student body may have for hosting events on campus!

Barton is also very big on athletic teams and sporting events. This year, our men’s basketball team was very successful, and the Student Bulldog Club cheered them on the entire season. So, if you want to show off your school spirit and pride, you may want to look into joining the Student Bulldog Club. This organization attends all BC games for free and supports the teams with their amazing school spirit – face paint and posters included. The Bulldog Club also travels to away games with the teams and supports them as well. 

Although CAB organizes events held on campus, there are also things to do off campus as well. If you don’t have a car, don’t worry – there’s always a carpool or a friend willing to give you a ride. In Wilson, there are tons of things to do, from as skating, bowling, and eating out, to going to the movies or shopping. In Wilson, there are many restaurants to choose from, ranging from Mexican to Italian food, and let’s not forget those late night cravings for Cook-Out! Now, let’s talk about shopping, one of my most favorite things to do! In Wilson, there are several shopping centers that include a Target, Rue 21, Marshalls, Ross, Wal-Mart, Belk, and many other choices.

Regardless of what you’re interested in, there’s always something to do and something to get involved in here at BC!