Sexual assault can be a very trying and emotional time for many people. Sexual Assault Month commemorates survivors and provides statistics and data, as well as advice, for everybody to learn more about what sexual assault means. If you ever need help concerning this topic, please feel free to talk to any RA or counseling services.
To match this gorgeous weather we’ve been having lately, I made a board with some flower facts for everybody to read and learn something new. Make sure you “stop by and read the flowers!”
Yesterday, we had a piñata in the basement with the goal of breaking it in non-traditional ways. These challenges represented different disabilities such as being blind (wearing a blindfold), Muscular Dystrophy (hit with a small plastic bat), use a wheelchair (sit in a chair), and other examples. The point of this activity was so residents can better appreciate and understand how normal, seemingly simple tasks, such as hitting a piñata, are more challenging with a disability.
To welcome back the residents, and hope for a better spring season, these bright “baskets” were hung around the hall for every door. These baskets were filled with new door decs and some sweet treats. “Hoppy” Spring! (despite the weather)
For upcoming Spring Break, I designed these door decs to look like luggage tags. Don’t be afraid of exploring the world and trying new things…or have fun relaxing at home and seeing family and friends. Remember, adventure is out there!
National Pi Day (3.14) is an annual holiday to celebrate the number pi…and, of course, real pie. We had pie, pizza, games, and prizes in the basement for all residents to enjoy and take a break from midterms. Along with these activities, we also learned a lot about the Math Department through conversation and information sheets, like which courses certain professors teach and what their favorite subjects are. It was a fun time to both eat pie and celebrate pi.
After the first couple months of the year people tend to forget their New Year’s Resolutions, or just plain give up. This colorful bulletin board provides healthier examples of what to eat or drink instead snack foods. For example, use Stevia packets instead of Splenda or plain white sugar. Little changes make a big difference!