Outside the bubble: Let’s procrastinate

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It’s exam week and you’ve been at Fondren Library all day. Here are ways to procrastinate offline and off the Hilltop.

It’s warming up outside and cooler temperatures are a long way from now, especially if you’re staying in Texas this summer. It’s not going to be below 70 degrees and if your missing the winter activities head over to the Galleria to do some figure eights. Burn some calories, skate off some stress or buy yourself a little reward at the only place in Dallas County that offers a skating rink inside a mall. If you can’t skate, the Galleria offers 15-minute private lessons for only $23, skates included.

If you find yourself too clumsy for ice-skating, the Angelika Film Center has a variety of indie movie options for a long study break. “Dom Hemingway,” starring Jude Law, follows the adventures of a safecracker who is released from prison to collect what he’s owed for keeping his mouth shut and protecting his boss. After a near death experience, Dom tries to reconnect with his estranged daughter, “Game of Thrones’” Emilia Clarke, but is soon drawn back into the safe cracking life. “Under the Skin,” starring Scarlett Johansson, is a sci-fi pieces looks what it means to be human, extraterrestrial, or somewhere in between.

Or, hit up The Rustic Friday afternoon for a long music break, some beer and food. Brannon Barrett, a country musician who studied jazz at the University of North Texas, plays from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Maybe you should just get some fresh air. Visit the Dallas Arboretum, run on Katy Trail or head to Klyde Warren Park.

If none of these interest you, Buzzfeed is still functioning correctly. Or if you just can’t leave the Hilltop, at least leave Fondren Library. Studying is great and all, but showering is not optional.

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