My Life as an RA

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It’s monday!! I hope you all had a great weekend!

My weekend was pretty enjoyable, but when I got back to school, I found out that we might be getting a charge. This is a huge deal because we have gone charge free all semester!

The cause of the charge: Beer spilt all over the elevator =(

Poor Erick, he had so come in to mop the elevator. No one had the keys for the closet where the mop was in, so Erick was called to come in at around midnight.

Oh well…Can’t be perfect always.

Have a great week everyone!!



I am super excited it is Friday. I work this weekend and we have senate banquet tonight! Senate Banquet is like a prom for college kids =) anyways that is not what I am here to talk about so here’s my story…

Last week was an amazingly nice week full of sunshine and warm weather. When I got back to the building I decided to sit outside on the patio with the ISO and another RA. We were having a nice conversation and than I got the call, not just any call, but the call that started it all.

One of the RA’s from the building needed me to post a sign on his door for him and so I went innocently upstairs to put a sign on his door. Once that was all set, I decided to go up the elevator to the 5th floor to grab the RA phone because I was going to be on duty that night. The elevator took too long so off I went to the stairwell.

When I opened the door to the stairwell, I literally get rammed by a big black lab and a resident trying to rush up as fast as possible. I looked at the dog and looked at him and than the dog again. I was speechless. Personally, I was dying to pet the dog and play with him, but I just couldn’t. I ask the kid what the heck he was doing with the dog. He said that he took it for his friend to go to dinner with her parents. than he said and I quote “I told her I would take the dog and I never thought I would run into the RA.” I guess today was just his lucky day =) I sent him away, but that was not the last time I saw him.

Let’s just say everything else that happened that night (which was ALOT) was revolved around this kid and his apartment. HECTIC night…but that is a story for another day =)

Here is a funny video that I know anyone can relate to if they are the RA or the resident =) ENJOY!!


Snow day

Posted on: March 2, 2012

Hey bloggers,

So my school is traumatized by snow due to the ridiculous snowpocalypse that happened in October. Since then, we have had a basically snowless winter… UNTIL… wednesday!!

I am an RA in downtown housing so we have to deal with city parking. Unfortunatley, the city is not very helpful and so we are stuck with having to try and be the go to people for what the city is doing (even though they do not really inform us). Around 10PM on wednesday night an officer started ticketing all the student cars parked on the side street without warning. Apparently there was a street parking ban that had bveen updated at 7PM. Many students were checking the website and saw nothing until around 10:15PM. My boss tried to get him to wait a couple minutes so we could get people to move their cars and he refused to help out and said the tow would be coming in an hour.  Me, another RA, my boss, and another RD, were running around the building telling people to move their cars. Apparently the website we checked was not the most reliable, even though the city clerk told us to use that site. Luckily we were able to get all the cars moved before the tow showed up and all the students will be appealing the tickets! =) Love downtown housing but not when it comes to parking!

From now on, we will be checking the local t.v. station and getting the update from the weather blog to help out the student and their commute to campus!

Have a great weekend!!!


Hey bloggers!

I’d like to start off and say HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Second, I would like to throw out a **DISCLAIMER** My job as an RA is not to get people in trouble and to be a cop, it is to make sure people are safe… any situation that I run into is not because I am looking for it.

Last night, around 1:30 in the morning I was doing my last round of the building with an officer. From down the hall we heard a guy screaming at his girlfriend. He was saying something like this: “You want me to stop screaming? Why? So everyone can stop hearing the way you treat me? You treat me like crap…” We approached the room and stood behind the kid as he continued screaming.

His girlfriend saw us and told him we right behind him. He turns around and the officer asked what was going on and asked for an identification. He talked to the girl and guy separately. The officer told the kid to go home and he said “what! I can’t see my girlfriend anymore? I can’t have an argument?”

The officer said not tonight, you are going home and you can talk to her when you are both sober. The kid got pissed and asked him for his badge number. The officer told him  the number and the kid said “NO THAT’S NOT A REAL BADGE NUMBER!”

Cop shows him the badge and the kid asks for his name. He tells him Officer _______. The kid tells him that’s not enough he needs a first name. The Cop said that is enough, now go home. (It’s scary when you see an officer mad, I thought he was going to hit the kid!)

When we went back to talk to the girl she apologized and said he was a little mad because she was trying to break up with him.

Gotta love drunk break-ups!

It’s a love hate kinda thing 😉

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