The Pope is coming! The Pope is coming! College students throughout Philadelphia have been anxiously awaiting the historical Papal visit. Not so much to attend the World Meeting of Families and surrounding events, but because of the uncertainty of getting in, out, and around the city. In terms of mobility and accessibility, many students feel as though their options are limited. Hense the trending Twitter hashtag, #popeageddon. It’s not the end of the world, we promise. If you are dreading the coming weekend, here are a few things you can do with your time:Get ahead with your schoolwork.
Many will be taking cover from the #popeageddon inside their homes. If you are one to stakeout in your home for the weekend until things blow over, you will need something to fill your time. Schoolwork is just the right thing. Stay on top of all of your classes and run through some assignments that aren’t due for a little bit. This way you will get to enjoy the weekends to come and have access to everything in and out of the city!
Have a party
Think about it, everyone is stuck on campus… The best parties are when you find a reason to throw a party. A #popeageddon party? A World Meeting of Turn Ups? This sounds pretty legendary. Take advantage of the opportunity.
Attend the Festival of Families
If human interaction is your thing, the Francis Festival will be held on Saturday. This celebratory event is open to the public and welcomes all. Instead of staying in, you can take SEPTA directly to the festival grounds and enjoy food and retail vendors, as well as performances from a variety of stars.
Unless you plan on attending the surrounding Papal visit events or going to a #Popeadelphia party, what is there for you to do? Take the weekend to visit friends or family. Most classes are canceled Friday the 25th, so try to leave Thursday and beat the closures and high prices.
This guest blog post was written by PRowl staff member Marlo Brooks.