The last Friday of the fall semester is arguably the most memorable day any Taylor student will experience in his or her time there. Nothing matches the feelings of the final fall chapel at Taylor University. Singing “Silent Night” by candlelight while being filled with the anticipation of the Silent Night basketball game is unlike anything else. Feelings of praise and joy are seasoned with an intense anticipation as the students await the bedlam that is to take place later that night in Odle Arena.
Joining your fellow students in worship and remembrance of the God that became man is a uniquely joyful experience. I miss it a lot this year. The above picture is from this morning.
After a long last day of classes that likely includes intense finals prep or a final test preceding a finals week paper, the fun begins. The Silent Night basketball game at Taylor University has been ranked as one of the best college sports traditions in the country, and is featured on ESPN regularly.
I know those who graduated with and before me are missing this day. Nothing really compares.
To any Taylor students who might be reading this, don’t take today for granted. The real world offers no such experience.