DeBlogs > Tim Littman > whirleyball


​This week, as a way to de-stress from midterms and CPA studying, I decided to go with one of DePaul’s accounting organizations to a game of WhirleyBall. I initially got introduced to WhirleyBall my freshman year when our resident advisor (RA) took our hall on an outing to play WhirleyBall. For those of you who do not know what WhirleyBall is, imagine playing basketball using bumper cars. It is honestly as fun as it sounds and is a huge adrenaline rush.

I am someone that really likes basketball; however, because of my size, I am unable to compete against the six foot giants that usually play at the gym. WhirleyBall does not discriminate against height, luckily. This gives me the ability to show how truly good I am at basketball if it was played at the same height level as myself.

One of the largest changes for me coming from high school was the transition from a school on the semester system to the quarter system​. This was because the amount of midterms and finals that the quarter system has is significantly more that at semester schools which can make it seem more stressful. That is why it is very important that you are able to find your methods to de-stress. 

I had never heard of WhirleyBall until I had come to DePaul. Thanks to my RA I have learned of a new, cool sport that Chicagoans play. In college, it is pivotal that you find your way to de-stress. There will be times that college will make you want to cry and pull your eyes out. In reality, your professors do this on purpose and use it as a method to challenge you. I personally like it because I know that there always is a light at the end of the tunnel.