All posts by hayesau

Stop the Hate

Hello Residents of 6 West!  Last week I attended a Stop the Hate Introduction session.  If you do not know what the Stop the Hate series is, they are sessions that are normally ran by students teaching about hate and bias incidents and how to stop them.  These are great session to attend because they are very informative and if you are a freshman you are required to go to at least one of them!

The Introduction session that I attended last week was only about hate and bias incidents.  They explained the difference between the two and they said that we could stop this from happening on our campus.  Also if you have seen a hate or bias incident you can report it online anonymously via the campus website.  This helps administrators and campus police keep track of how many incidents are happening on campus so we can address them.  You can also always talk to myself or Dakota, but just as a reminder we are a mandatory reporter.

– Austin


Tornado’s of 2011

Good Morning residents of 6 West.  This past Tuesday I attended a showing put on by the Geography department  about tornadoes.  Specifically about the 2011 Tornadoes that went through the US.  The movie followed a group of scientists who tracked over 700 tornadoes over the year.  Most of the tornadoes did not reach over an F-3 which has a max wind speed of 206 mph.  But there were around 50 F-5 tornadoes that hit over that year.  A F-5 tornado can reach speeds up to 318 mph.

The video followed one tornado in particular.  Which was a tornado that went through Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  This tornado was a F-5 tornado and had a funnel diameter of over 1 mile at one point.  The only good thing about tornadoes like these, it that it creates change.  For example, homes in tornado prone areas have a reinforced shelter in the home.  This shelter is basically a bunker that people can stay in while there is a tornado coming though.  If people didn’t have these shelter, most people would have died.  The reason being, a F-5 is so powerful it pretty much picks up a house and completely destroying it.

I hope you learned something about tornadoes because they can happen anywhere.  I highly encourage all of you, if you have the time, to attend talks or videos like this.  Because they are one of the things that makes going to college so great!

  • Austin

United We Stand

Good Afternoon residents of 6 West. This past Sunday was the last United We Stand of the semester. The speaker was from LA, California and talked about having a healthy lifestyle. The main point throughout her talk was to find something that works well with you. Whether it’s working out, or eating healthy. She also said to not count calories and to throw away your scales. Because it’s not about numbers, it’s about how you feel!

– Austin

Olympic Medals

Hello Residents of 6 West. Now that the olympics are over I bet you are wondering how many medals the USA won, who won them, what kind of medal, and what event? I just posted a list next to the small bulletin board of just that information! So if yo sure curious on which US Olympian won a medal go check out that information!

– Austin

You’ve Got Cash!

Good Afternoon Residents of 6 West.  We hope you’re having a great start to the 7th week of school.  Here in Rountree we are starting a program called You’ve Got Cash!  Once a week the Resident Assistants will be drawing a random mailbox number.  Which ever mailbox number is picked, that person will be the lucky winner of $10 in Chamber Money.  But make sure you check your mailbox weekly, because you will only have 1 week to redeem the coupon with either Adam or Becky.  If you have any questions please let Dakota or Austin know.  Make sure you’re checking your mailbox weekly to see if you are this weeks winner!

  • Austin and Dakota

Mindful Relaxation

Hello Residents of 6 West,

This past Tuesday there was a mindful meditation, which is part of the Relaxation week happening here in Rountree this week. It was very relaxation and you should try to take 15 mins out of your day just to relax and destress and I promise you will feel better.

Just a reminder there are 2 more events happening this week. Board games tonight and Tie dyeing t shirts tomorrow. If you have time you should come down to the classroom!

– Austin

Boxes With Walls

Good afternoon residents of 6 West.  I hope you are all having a great 4th week of school,  We are already more than 1/4 of the way through the semester!  This past Tuesday was the last day for an event called Boxes with Walls.  This event is a diversity driven event to shed light on some tough and difficult topics like politics, race, religion, LGBTQ, and gender.  If you did not make it this year you will have to wait until 2020 for this event to happen again.  I would highly suggest for you to attend next time.

I went for a second time this past Tuesday and I was an eye opening experience.  The most eye opening part to me was the difference in price between female and male products.  For example, a stick of deodorant for a women cost $3 more than the male deodorant and it was half the size of it.  There are so many more eye opening experiences that I hope you take the time and go see it the next time Boxes with Walls is available because it will change how you think about life.

United We Stand

Hello residents of 6 West.  This past Sunday night was the 2nd United We Stand speaker of the year.  United We Stand is a series here on campus where it tries to help us as college students through college.  This past Sunday our speaker was from New York and his entire message was about setting your own path.

In today’s society we are told we cannot do something try something else, or your horrible at that why are you doing that.  He used the example, are you on the same path you wanted to be on as a Junior in high school?  About half the people in the room raised their hand saying they were not on the same path.  He then asked if we were not on that path because we did not want to be or because someone else told us we were not good enough or we could not do it.

While we are in college and throughout the rest of our lives we will have people doubting us and telling us we cannot do something.  What we need to do is listen to ourselves and ourselves alone.

There will be one more United We Stand later in the semester on March 11th.  I highly encourage you all to attend!

– Austin