Huge shout out to those who participated in tug of war! Especially Jennifer for stepping up 10 minutes before the event started and trying something new!
With this many people on campus and in such close proximity to one another, people are bound to get sick. With the Halloween festivities coming up, I thought I’d make a Halloween themed bulletin board and put up tips up on how to prevent getting sick. (Of course I had to make it punny.) I think it’s a cute way to remind people of the basics like washing hands but also to do things you wouldn’t normally think about, like using your own pencils and not borrowing someone else’s. Stay healthy!
On September 16th there was a Stand Up Saturday event. Sammy Obeid was the main comedian. He came to Platteville a few years ago and came back because Platteville loved him so much and he enjoyed performing for us. Some RA’s from Hugunin gathered up some residents and we all walked and sat together for this event. It was about an hour and we all had a few good laughs. I can’t wait for the next Stand Up Saturday.
A resident assistant from Brockert and two from Pickard helped me put on the Just Dance event for Circle Olympics. I was very happy to see how many people signed up from all three residence halls. We set it up so four people went at once and took the winner from all those rounds and had them compete for first, second, and third. Hugunin came in first (woohoo!) and Pickard came in second and third place. I think it was a lot of fun and was a great workout. Some residents had so much fun they even stayed back after the competition to dance with me. It was awesome and I would definitely put on this event again for fun.
Everyone likes to nap on the occasion. There are different types of naps, and each has it own benefits. Even people like Einstein and Brahms took naps to help them clear their minds. Naps should be short and just have one full sleep cycle to wake up thinking more clearly. At night however, sleeping in total darkness helps you fall asleep quicker and stay asleep better. The Bulletin Board by the drinking fountain has some more information about napping.
College is a time when our healthy eating habits kind of fly out the window. Some foods really just aren’t goo for us, college kids especially. Did you know the average college students eats out or orders in food roughly 7 times a week? While everyone enjoys the occasional out to eat meal there are many healthy alternatives. Don’t want to eat every meal as healthy? Opt for some healthy snacks, try cherries or almonds. Visit the board by the bathroom for some new ideas.
Working out starting to feel like a chore? Work out on your time. On the Bulletin Board by the Water fountain I have put up so easy to do work outs that you can do during your TV time, or in a short amount of time before bed or as soon as you get up.
At the start of the school year it’s hard to wake up early after getting to sleep in all break. So I put up some tips to get up and moving in the morning. Planning exciting breakfast and putting down the phone help you fall asleep faster and get up easier. Learning to wake up early can seriously benefit your health. Getting up and moving in the morning helps start your metabolism and brain function.
On Sunday October 10th, Hugunin kicked off homecoming week by participating in Towel Toss Volleyball. Each team had 6 players on the court, and they were paired up with a towel that was used to catch and throw the volleyball. Each team had to have one pass before the ball could be sent back over the net. The event was a double elimination. Hugunin played their heart out and lost both of their first games, but their spirit was never dampened.