My Life as an RA

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Good morning everyone! It is Monday!

This weekend I stayed at school and decided to go on rounds of the campus with my boss because he was RDOD, (resident director on duty). The campus was swarming with people, but nothing was “happening.”

When we were leaving the last building we had to visit, he saw someone throw a HUGE traffic cone out the window. We obviously cannot ignore things like this because not only is it a policy violation, but it puts others in harm. He called public safety and when we got up to the apartment, no one answered the door.

Finally a girl and a guy answered the door and said that they did not live in the apartment and that everyone had left them. We let them go and soon enough we see a huge crowd of people coming towards the room and so we tell them to stop and they RUN!!!

We went on a chase, only to find out that no one left the building, but that they ran into another room.(which we did not have a clue which room) When we went back up to the apartment, 3 guys were there. Tt was an all girl apartment, so once again, none of them lived there.

We started to get annoyed because people continued to try to come back, but no one lived there. We told everyone to leave and locked the apartment door that the girls had left unlocked. The cone culprit is yet to be found.

The rest of the night consisted of us riding around campus with the police officers,waiting for a call. We had no calls, just plenty of jokes from car to car.

If it’s one thing I have learned as an RA, it’s that when you are expecting something to happen, nothing happens, when you expect a quiet night, EVERYTHING happens.

It was just one of those wierd Friday nights where nothing happened…

OH WELL!! GOOD FOR US!!! NO REPORTS!! =)

Have a great week everyone!

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It is friday!! I am so excited!!

Today will be such an exciting day because we have the RA Banquet and the theme is hollywood. This means I am getting super dressed up today! On top of that my boss is working tonight and I made over one hundred cookies last night to bring around to public safety and the other RA’s that will be on =).

To top off all the awesomeness I had my NINJA event on Wednesday and it was fun. I am required to have a campus-wide event and I chose to do NINJA. It actually is an acronym that I made up with the help of some other RA’s with steps to making important decisions. Only 12 people came BUT… we had loads of fun! Here are some pics:

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have a NINJA day!!

and since it is may fourth…… MAY THE FOURTH BE WITH YOU!! =)

WELCOME WEDNESDAY!!

TODAY IS GOING TO BE A GREAT DAY!! WHY?? I HAVE A CAMPUS WIDE EVENT!!! I am so excited!! PICS TO COME FROM THE EVENT!!

Anyways… let’s talk about the winner mentioned on my lovely title, shall we? WE sure shall.

Last night I was on duty, and at around 130 AM I go down to lock the lounge. When I close the lounge door, a bunch of drunk people come out of the elevator to go to the bar… I hear someone throw a cup in the elevator and I asked who threw it and the last kid out said he didn’t do it (of course). One of the girls in the elevator picked up the cup for him. I have a few things to mention on his behalf:

1ST: He does not even live in our building

2nd: He goes there to get his laundry done and drink

3rd: He has no respect for anyone there (hence the thrown cup)

Verdict: NUMBER ONE PLACE ON MY HIT LIST!!

WHAT A WINNER!!!

Next time I see him, he will get a nice loooooooooooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnggggggggggggggg talk about how I do not respect his lack of respect in my Hall. I think I might have to write this down with big eloquent words just to throw him off.

We will see =)

ANYWAYS!! HAVE A HAPPY WEDNESDAY!

Hey all!!

So by now you all know that I am an RA off campus. Well last night I decided to come to campus because I needed to get some shots of all the RA’s for superlatives that we are doing.

As soon as I get to campus, I see some officers and go over to talk to them. They were rushing to their car becasue there was a fire alarm. I hopped right in with them and took a ride over. When we got there, not even half of the RA staff was around to do rounds of the building…I am so glad I was there to help.

What I thought was funny was the officer in the car in front of us was speeding over to the building, and they had already announced over the radio that there was no actual fire.

If you guys could see that man run out of a car you would laugh. He had the silliest waddle run I HAD EVER SEEN!!

It kind of looked something like this. Except he had a lot of clothes on and was shorter =) Very entertaining.

Anyways.. after the round was done, I went around to all the buildings and filmed as many RA’s as possible, and I ended up getting back to my apartment at around 1AM.

  • What I miss about campus: seeing so many faces
  • What I do not miss about campus: being sucked in and staying up late…and going to fire alarms (we have plenty)

THATS ALL I GOT TODAY!!

HAPPY FRIDAY…ENJOY THE WEEKEND!!

GOOD MORNING!!

It is Monday and that means the start of a new week. Time to forget about this past weekend and think of a happy new week. Spring weekend if officially OVER!!

I must say though it was fun and I got a new trucker hat, (pic to follow in the bottom). On Saturday, we had TYGA come to our school for a concert. Since the doors opened at 6pm, you can already imagine how drunk these people got, not to mention how early!

The night started off great but once the concert was over, it was hectic. Around 11pm people started rolling in and we had to trespass a girl who tried climbing up the patio of our building with help from her friends. Her drunk friend of course got put into protective custody because he could barely walk!

The interesting part of the night was around 3AM. We had someone come down and tell us his friend had drunk and was sleeping and fell off the top bunk and was not responding. After about 10 minutes they got a response from him but had to take him to hospital to check him to see if he got a concussion. He did not look happy when the EMT’s pull him out in a stretcher all strapped up. We checked up on him and he is doing fine now, THANK GOD!! =)

Did I mention, he threw up everywhere =/. Poor Erick, our maintainer had to come in at 3:30 to clean up the room that was full of vomit.

The night finally began to quiet down after that, and sunday consisted of me, in my bed, attempting to do homework. After-all, I am still in school! =)

HAPPY MONDAY!!

Hi everyone,

So I’ve been thinking, and I noticed that I talk a whole lot about occurrences with all the drunk people, and not enough about the more relaxing part of the job. Today I want to talk about getting inspired for programming and events. I have a various number of links that can help you get inspired. These ideas can help with everyone too, not just RA’s!!

The first places I go to when looking for ideas are RA Programming sites, the top one being Reslife.net. BUT…

When I have lots of time in my hands, I try to create some events and programs that people have not done before. Repeating the same old things can get boring, for not only you, but your event goers too. I try getting inspired randomly.

Take peanut butter for example. That website has a list of national peanut butter days, you could take a whole month and devote it to peanut butter things (as long as no one is allergic) Have a food tasting event and Peanut Butter Games. GET CREATIVE!! finding inspiration in the weirdest of places can sometimes get you the best turn out.

Lastly, I want to mention the money aspect. We get a $150.00 budget but I like to save as much as possible. If you can find as many do it yourself things as possible, you can save money and throw a HOOPLA and go all out at the end of the semester!! Also, just browsing the internet one day you might  find something inspirational! Always keep your eyes open =)

Here is a silly video I found on youtube with some RA’s hosting a game-show week!

I HOPE THIS WAS HELPFUL!!

Have a Happy Wednesday

“now you just wait one second, what in the world do you think you’re doing?”


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