Last Wednesday, the RA of 1 West, Tyler, and I hosted a COD Black Ops II Tourney that brought in a good number of people from the hall. This was a fun chance to get away from the stress of life and have some fun with others in the hall. Nick, from 4 West ended up winning the whole tournament but we did have some members from our wing: such as Brock and Trip, who could made it far and possibly even won it all. Other people we had included: Jason, Sean, and Chuyee. Later into the event, Austin and Ian showed up to play some after the tourney was done. Towards the end we started cracking more jokes and also messed with each other how friends would to have a fun time. It was a good time! I hope to game with some more of you in the future!
Rain Man a film about someone named Charlie Babbit (played by Tom Cruise) who learns about his father’s passing. After learning that he has an older brother named Raymond (Dustin Hoffman) who has autism, and Charlie learns that his father’s $3 million fortune is being left to the mental institution in which Raymond lives. Motivated by his father’s money, Charlie checks Raymond out of the facility in order to return with him to Los Angeles. This journey becomes an experience that changes both of their lives. This movie gives more of a personal view of someone who has autism. This movie gives perspective and it is truly a story of growth and learning. Honestly, it is a great movie. No wonder it has over 20 nominations and 25 awards. Rain Man also helps give you some more perspective. The takeaway I had from this movie is not to judge a book by it’s cover. (Minor spoiler alert), you end up learning that Raymond has a great memory and is very good at math which includes counting. Just because someone has a mental disability, doesn’t mean that they are a good person who have a lot of potential. I would highly recommend this film for you learn a lot. We had a few people show up including Hayden and his significant other, Morgan.
Last Wednesday, I was able to go to the Porter night in Vegas with Sean and Bobby! We weren’t there for too long but we had a chance to get some games in before the auction began. There was an entry fee of $3 but the proceeds went to the Special Olympics. We got some Porter Cash and was able to go and play: Texas hold ’em, blackjack, roulette, craps, and some euchre going on as well. We had a good time while we could! Bobby had to go early, but Sean and I stayed for the auction and he was able to win something! Twas a good night while it lasted.
Hello gentlemen of 1 East! We have some new classy door decs in our wing. These new door decs are suits with bow ties on them. I figured it is a nice new addition to help show our classy and more gentleman like side of our wing. Though we all have different levels of “classy.” It is nice to dress up all formal like. For most people, dressing up helps build some confidence which is a good feeling to have. Unfortunately, being a gentleman is a less common thing we see nowadays in society, but it still lives on! I am happy to see so many gentleman on this wing. I hope you enjoy the new door decs!
In college, it’s typically a time where people explore more about themselves as well as others… in different ways. I wanted to put up this bulletin for a number of reasons. I wanted to: get some information to you all about the importance of sexual health, how to use a condom, as well as put up some funny condom slogans. With this more, let’s say, touchy topic, it covers some good information and includes handouts of how to use a condom. I hope this information is useful to some of you while it emphasizes the importance of sexual health.
March is Women’s History Month. With that, I have made a bulletin that highlights some historic Women throughout history. Ranging from ancient times, up till Women who are still iconic in today’s world. Plus history is made every day, so there are still women out there who will make some big accomplishments in the future. Take a chance to look and appreciate some major feats done by wonderful women through out history.
Hello all! On March 14th, aka Pi Day, we had another great edition of Pizza with the Profs! We had Daniel O’Brien of the Art Department. Unfortunately our other guest wasn’t able to join us. He talked about how he went to Chicago to study art, how he is a very visual person, and how he enjoys his more simple life. After hearing more about his life and how he lived, it had me appreciate the more simple things in life. Such as how he didn’t have a TV of any kind, that he found entertainment in his art, playing guitar, as well as just being a visual person, such as enjoying baseball games by listening on the radio. WE had residents: Bobby, Austin, Ian, and Kaleb (not pictured) show up to enjoy some za as well as get to know a professor at a more personal level. I hope to see more of you at our next Pizza with the Professors!