Let’s talk about Gender Identity

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.

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Paint and Punch

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!

one tequila, two tecila, 3 tekylia, floor

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!

“Incredible” ways to boost your GPA

Now we know that we may feel like we just started the semester but we are coming in at week 6. We know that the real hard work is just beginning and that residents are starting to worry about their GPA’s and if they will make the cut either for honors or Dean’s List or the worst case scenario to stay at school next year.

This board gives tips and helpful suggestions on how to stay on top of the work ahead. The RA wanted to appeal to the soon to be released in theaters movie Incredibles 2 as some if not all of the residents have seen the first one when they were younger. It calls attention to some common tricks but some new ones that many don’t even think about.

I think 3 East needs a pep talk

Well we are going into week 6 and the wing feels down. The motto of the 3rd east RA recently has been of positive attitudes and thought that the girls living there needed a “pep talk”. The quotes are from a famous youtube video put out by Soul Pancake of a young boy calling himself “Kid President” and telling the world that they “need to stop being boring” because that’s easy.

Positivity is a strong feeling and when you feel it you feel good! There are also personal ones that the RA thought were good messages as we have been in school for a good chunk of time now. Kid President also makes the statement “Give the world a reason to DANCE.” The RA personally lives by that statement and feels her residents could do the same.

Duncan Diner

On Wednesday night, the RA staff went over to McGregor Hall and attended Duncan Diner! It was an event where you pay a dollar and you get a hot dog chips and a milkshake and are then led to a numbered table like an old school diner. The tables are covered with white paper and diners are given crayons to color on the tables while they wait for their food to come. The food comes to the table by means of the “servers” (McGregor’s RA Staff) in paper hats. The money that they raised goes to a charity of the staff’s choice. This year it went to help abandoned and sick animals in animal hospitals.

United we Stand with Lamarr Womble

On Sunday we attended United We Stand and the presenter was Lamarr Womble. He is a Dream Director from New York and he came to talk about leadership and never giving up on our dreams.

He talked about his personal story and how his dream was to be a fashion designer but never had the support that today’s generation has. So he “gave up” his dream. That didn’t stop him from motivating others as a job, and he LOVES it! He also had all attendees write on sticky notes what we learned and how we are going to chase our dreams and never give up!