With midterms happening the RA on 3 east decided that the residents needed a snack. So the RA gave the residents a bag of chips to snack on while studying for midterms or writing midterm papers. Studies show that snacks while you are studying can help to keep students focused. The snack also came in as there is a week left until spring break. We know that midterms are stressful and that’s why the snacks were given to give a smile and a treat for working so hard.
We are in week 8! Can you believe it! St. Patrick’s Day is on Saturday and the ladies of 3 east received a door dec of a rainbow and clouds for the month of march. It’s also a reminder that mental health is a big topic in the month of march. The weather is usually up and down and the stress of midterms comes around. These door decs were to remind the residents that there’s going to be days where you don’t see the rainbow but once the storm is over, it is there for you to see.
Reminder that Student Health and Counseling services are always there for you if you need anything!
Stay sunny Pioneers!
With march being the month that Earth Day is in, there is a new board up on the wing. The RA decided that the residents needed a board to celebrate earth day.
The handprints are in shades of blue and green and say ways to celebrate the earth and ways to help better the earth.
Some Earth facts for you;
the earth is gradually slowing
the earth is the densest planet in the solar system
earth is the only planet not named after a god
On Saturday, at Women’s Weekend brunch the students heard a speech from keynote speaker Dr. Shan Sappleton. She is an Associate Professor in the Political Science Department here at platteville. Her speech came with the same theme of women’s empowerment and that women can do everything a man can do and that children should be allowed to do what they love not what society tells them to love. Thank you Dr. Sappleton for coming and enlightening the guests of womens weekend.
Woman’s Weekend happened Saturday and the guests were treated to a great presentation by Dr. Pip Gordon about Gender Identity. He gave everyone a stick figure and told them to draw the “ideal” woman and what they should wear. He also talked about gender norms and why men can feel like women and vice versa. He talked about being comfortable in your own skin.
He also after he presented, painted his nails. Thanks Dr. Pip for coming to women’s weekend.
Friday night the staff in Wilgus Hall put on the Friday Night Club event in Bridgeway Commons. The event ran from 9-11 PM that night. Students got a free canvas to paint and some “mocktails” to sip on while they painted.
Lots of fun was had and the turnout was great!
The College Experience to the average college student is going (or maybe not going) to class, doing homework, studying, having a huge amount of stress, and experimenting, and no i’m not talking about chemistry lab. The average college aged student is trying alcohol. The board up on 3 east has alcohol facts that were brought from a national survey done with ages 18-24.
In Wisconsin, the legal drinking age is 21 and many start early as their is a law in the state if that you are present in a tavern your parents can legally buy you a drink and you can have it. Some individuals even start going to parties and consuming younger as in 16. This board was created to show students the dangers of underage consumption and binge college drinking.
Stay safe out there Pioneers!