Things We've Learned from FYRL (Part 1):

Reslife is a pretty eclectic group of people but after reading hundreds of tumblr posts every month, common themes emerge…

If you write on our whiteboard, we’ll love you forever:

Shit is going down if we have to put on our pants/bra (again).

We’re a pretty passive aggressive bunch

We’re on duty, you feed us. BFFL.

We’ve seen it all,

no really,



Here’s the baby I’m most proud of from fall semester: Harry Potter Week.

The absolutely flawless area government (AG) I advise pulled off six-days worth of Harry Potter activities in early November, bringing in more than 300 residents in our 500-person residence hall. 

The top two things we most definitely needed were dedication and bodies, aka people to help out.

Our goal for the week? Unite our hall’s residents by sorting them into Hogwarts houses and have them compete for the House Cup, which would be awarded at the end of the week.

First, my AG appointed “house captains” (residents from our hall) for each Hogwarts house, and they were in charge of putting up decorations in their designated halls. The most spirited/best decorated house would get an award at the end of the week, and that award would factor into total points for the House Cup.

Then, we had one big “work day,” where everyone in our AG – 20+ people – helped decorate for HP Week.

Fortunately, the Homecoming Parade fell the week before HP Week. Therefore, we were able to double-dip and make our homecoming float Harry Potter themed, giving us the chance to publicize HP Week and utilize some of our decorations (I was Dobby in the parade).

If you want a quick overview of what HP entailed, it was: start-of-the-term feast, potions class (mocktails), live Wizard’s Chess, the Tri-Wizard tournament, Quidditch and closing banquet. Overall, this cost us close to $2,000 for all food, materials, costumes, publicity, etc.

If you’re interested in a detailed review of each event, check back tomorrow! Tumblr limits 10 photos per post. Womp womp womp…

Big Hero 6 [2014]


PG | 102 min | Animation, Action, Adventure | 7 November 2014 (USA)

The special bond that develops between plus-sized inflatable robot Baymax, and prodigy Hiro Hamada, who team up with a group of friends to form a band of high-tech heroes.

Directors: Don Hall, Chris Williams

Writers: Jordan Roberts (screenplay), Daniel Gerson (screenplay),

Stars: Ryan Potter, Scott Adsit, Jamie Chung

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Stuff Hall Directors say to RAs:
Because swearing doesn’t help build a community.
[not my video]

  • Me:[sobbing to the hall director after we both dealt with really rude residents] All this crap happens on my first week on duty. Does it ever get any easier?
  • Hall Director:Well, just when you think it can't get worse....it does.
  • Me:That's not very helpful.
  • Hall Director:Don't worry, after that it does. Long afterwards.
  • Me:Kill meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee