Humor by Kubair Chuchra '18
1) Driving to get Food that You don’t Need.
Chipotle. Chick-Fil-A. Buredo. Cava. All of these restaurants make great places to waste your free period. By the time you drive there, order your food, eat it, and drive back, your hour of unstructured free-time will be over.
2) Complaining about your Homework
We’ve all been here. Instead of preparing for our three tests and two essays due by the end of the week, we sit around and complain about them. As academic Lil Uzi Vert once said, “[that’s just] the way life goes”.
3) Bishop’s Garden and Chill
If you happen to have the same free period as that special someone, an hour spent in our Cathedral’s beautiful gardens may be perfect for you. Other canoodling locations include: the Olmsted Woods, the NCS Parking Garage, and the Bunker.
4) Sky Lounge/Library Shenanigans
Sometimes, the best way to let out the stress of the school week is by engaging in some tomfoolery. To do this, I recommend playing hide-and-seek in the library (we’re sorry, Mr. Kantz) or participating in a good ol’ fashion sky lounge wrangling. Note: This option is ideal for free periods that fall at the end of the day on a Friday.
Besides doing homework, catching up on sleep is the best way to utilize your free period. Unfortunately, ideal napping locations are seldom found on our campus. Here are my recommendations: the amphitheater, the Sky Lounge, the exclusive NCS senior room, and the library.
6) Netflix/Amazon Prime/Hulu/HBO Go
Game of Thrones, The Wire, Breaking Bad, Stranger Things, The Crown, and Westworld are all fantastic, hour-long dramas which will take up your entire free period with just one episode. If you’re in a lighter mood, streaming old episodes of Friends, Seinfeld, and Family Guy can also get the job done.
7) Endlessly Scrolling through your Phone
Repetitively looking at every tweet, Snapchat story, and Instagram post on your social media feeds can be a quick way to waste an hour. Note: If you share a free period with Mr. Hansen, be wary of using your phone in restricted areas.