What may seem strange to some, may seem quite normal to others.
“Not many people know that I hunt,” said Briana Wright, a freshman health science student from Orlando. “I started hunting with my family when I was a child.”
Wright says she hunts with her family year round, killing and eating the game that she catches. With the use of traps, guns and bow and arrows, Wright has made something that is considered odd to others, familiar to her.
“I love using the bow and arrow,” Wright said. “But my favorite time to hunt is during hog season. We use net traps to catch them and get them ready for the dinner table.”
Although she’s a full-time student, Wright finds solace in hunting. But living in Tallahassee, this isn’t an easy task.
“There are no places in Tallahassee that I can hunt legally,” Wright said. “So when I want to hunt, I go up to Thomasville in Georgia.”
While some enjoy hunting, others are more philosophical and are intrigued by the human mind.
Bernard Major, a sophomore criminal justice student from Ft. Lauderdale, spends his time reading philosophical pieces. Some of his favorite writers include Socrates and Plato, which he says is not the average read for the typical college student.
“At a young age I was always reserved, I was the quiet one in class and I always wondered why people did what they did,” Major said. “I would ask myself why are people rude, why are they mean, why do they think and do the things they do.”
Some of Major’s favorite works include “The Last Days of Socrates” by Plato and “The Ethics of Rhetoric” by Richard M. Weaver, a book that is required in some philosophy classes.
Major considers himself a rare breed in a philosophical way and is very passionate about his hobby.
“I’m definitely a rebel,” Major said. “I say that because I’m not trying to be like everyone else. I’m trying to be the one who’s different, be the one who’s really thinking about the real things that’s going on in real life and that right there makes you a rebel because you go against the norm.”
While some are athletic and others dig deep into their mind, others have hobbies that are not as structured.
Octavia Noble, a junior psychology student from Miami, has hobbies that are far from
“One of my hobbies is walking backwards,” Noble said. “I walk backwards when I exercise. It’s a great workout actually.”
Noble explains that she also talks to herself daily. Before she goes to sleep she has a conversation with her ceiling.
“Most people think its crazy but I think it is very therapeutic,” explains Noble. “Who listens to me more than myself? Sometimes you don’t need someone there to have a conversation you just need to hear your thoughts aloud.”
Though Noble’s hobbies seem strange, to her they make sense and keep her sane and in shape.