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Getting back into the school routine after a break is hard. Students often find themselves wishing for just a little more time off. But just because fall break is over doesn’t mean the fun has to end. While students are getting back into their daily rhythms, there are many events both on and off campus to get them excited to be back at school. 

Commuters can jump into the school routine with the Commuter Life fall bonfire. Join other commuters on October 21 from 5 pm to 7 pm on the island for pumpkin painting, snacks, games, worship, and time with other commuters. 

UNW FORCE is holding an open mic night on Saturday, October 23, in the Robertson Student Center lobby from 7 pm to 9 pm. Hear songs, spoken word, and poetry from other UNW students. If you want to perform, sign up by October 21 on the FORCE office door or by emailing them. 

Northwestern has some exciting performances coming up. Tickets are available for UNW Theatre’s musical version of Peter Pan, and students can get free tickets at the ticket office. With performances every weekend from October 28 through November 13, there are plenty of opportunities to catch this thrilling show. 

If you want to get off campus for a while, there are a few events around the Twin Cities this weekend too. Minneapolis is the next stop on Lauren Daigle’s world tour. A popular Christian musician, Daigle will be performing at the Target Center this Friday, October 22, at 7:30 pm. Tickets are still available, so get yours soon and enjoy a night of great music. 

For the sports enthusiasts, consider attending one of the Minnesota Wild hockey games this weekend. The games on Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, are the perfect opportunities to find some friends, grab some tickets, and cheer on the Minnesota Wild. 

If you’re into the arts more than sports and also want to get into the Halloween spirit, Collide Theatrical Dance Company has five showings of their performance of the classic monster story, Frankenstein. Enjoy their retelling of this tale through dance at The Southern Theater every night from October 20 through October 24. 

While it’s hard to go back to school after break, there are still many opportunities to make getting back into the daily grind more enjoyable.