Football / Chapel at UJ
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In this site, I will show some events that I experienced since begin at UJ.
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~Watching football games~
Football is one of the most popular sports in the US. People at UJ are also enthusiastic about it. The football game was taken place in Charlotte & Gordon Hansen Stadium at UJ. Before the game, UJ held the tailgate that is a celebration for people who want to enjoy the comradery of the game in the parking area beforehand. During this time fans were gathered around in small groups enjoying the not only the good weather, but the visual features of the newly built stadium. My friend and I joined this party and enjoyed eating, playing games, and making new friends.
Going into the stadium, the field and large screen monitor is what caught my attention. Most of the spectators were sitting in the bleachers and watching the game, but this time, I went down to the field where the game was played.
Many UJ students gathered down there in the student section called “ORANGE TIDE”. In this section we were given free drinks! So if you feel you are melting from all the hype and excitement, the orange tide has got you covered!
During the game there was great energy, cheering, and game rituals that I found to be exciting. Honestly, I am not very educated on the rules of American football, but, thanks to the excitement and atmosphere of the UJ student body, I enjoyed watching my first football game.
The result of this game was victory for UJ!
I realized that watching football is truly a great event to experience the American atmosphere!
~Worship in Voorhees Chapel ~
I was really impressed by the chapel event because I am not a Christian myself. Worship events at UJ are held in the beautiful Voorhees Chapel, every Thursday.
The event starts at 11:00am and is about 30 minutes long. The students involved, sung the songs around Christianity. Not only did they sing, but also, interacted with people who simply attended to watch. When I joined this event for the first time, I did not know about the songs, but the joyful environment of singing made me join the singing gradually. Aside from it, I got to interact with many new friends. It was my first interaction with the Church of Christ. This event is not mandatory, meaning it is open to everyone!