Movie Night: Rain Man

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.

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March into Women’s History Month

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.

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Black History Month

The most recent bulletin that has been up is about Black History Month. This bulletin is not supposed to be 100% clear, it is meant for you to stop and think a bit and perceive it in your own way. The fact that the words and put together like so is also purposeful. Much like the statue of Martin Lither King Jr. in Washington D.C. it is not supposed to be a fully complete job. There is extra space because there is more progress to be made. The fact that words are also in different directions is also meant to be, since it’s not all clear. If you come and ask a question (any question about it, even a simple one) about the board, I’ll give you a reward for it. Take some time to stop and think with this board, it is meant to make you think.

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Where in the World?

We all are here (in Platteville) to continue our education. Though we all come from different places. Each of us all having our own: backgrounds, culture, and personality. With this bulletin, this is a chance to place a pin on where you are from and to take a chance to appreciate where we all come from. Though we are all different people with different backgrounds, we all make up what consist of the wing, hall, and student population at UW-Platteville.

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Día de los Muertos

The end of October is approaching. Although a very common holiday around this time is Halloween, there is another holiday that is celebrated that is not as well known. That holday is Día de los Muertos! It begins on October 31st, but it celebrated on November 1st and 2nd. It’s also one of the oldest holidays celebrated in the modern world. When you have a chance, check it out! I hope you learn something new from it!

Stats of the Rainbow!

Hey all! There is a new bulletin up! It contains statistics of the LGBTQ+ community, thus Stats of the Rainbow, get it? There is many statistics about what people in the LGBTQ+ plus community go through. If you tell me something new you learned from this bulletin and your thoughts on it, I’ll give you a small packet of Skittles, since the title is based off Skittles catch phrase. I hope you learn something new that you didn’t know!

United We Stand Lecture: Peterson Farm Bros

On Sunday, UWP hosted the Peterson Farm Bros for the United We Stand Lecture. Only one of them showed, who is named Greg, while the other two were busy working. These farm bros have a YouTube channel where they put vlog videos and their famous music parody videos. The biggest take away we had from the lecture was how they educate about farm life through music. Through their music, they promote diversity of agriculture, which isn’t a common one, and help show it’s importance through YouTube. Their website can be found here: https://petersonfarmbrothers.com/ and their YouTube channel can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/petersonfarmbros. Check them out! They have some pretty catchy and entertaining song parodies!