Mortal Kombat and Chili

The week before finals is a stressful time, so it’s a great time to relax. The residents of Southwest relaxed on Friday, December 15th by playing Mortal Kombat and eating some tasty homemade chili. The residents enjoyed playing against their friends to see who would win the classic game. Some of the rounds got heated, but it was good competition all atound. Other residents watched their friends playing and enjoyed some beef chili and white chicken chili. Overall the residents enjoyed hanging out and having fun before the stress of finals week.

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Cookie Decorating Fun!!

On Thursday, December 7th, 5 West hosted a cookie decorating night in the community room in Southwest Hall. Residents from all around the building came and had a great time decorating cookies and discussing why they decorated their cookies a certain way. Some residents decorated their cookies to look like ornaments on a Holiday tree and others decorated theirs to look like Seasame Street Characters. Overall, the residents had a great time and some good fun before the stress of finals start. How would you decorate a cookie? Post your answers on the Discussion page.

Meet Liz Holden and Finish the Semester Strong

It’s always nice to get some tips from a professor since finals are around the corner. Liz Holden who teaches in the physics department, gave the residents of Southwest her top 5 study tips for finals. She also told us 10 things about herself. She covered everything from where she got her Master’s degree to the fact that she plays roller derby. Check out the board on 5 West to see everything about Liz and her finals tips. What is your best finals study tip? Post your answers on the Discussion page.

What do colors say about you?

Colors are an important part of how we express who we are. The cool thing about colors is that colors say a lot more than just what our favorite colors are. Colors show parts of our personality like our motivations, how we react to situations, and our desires. In the elevator bay on 5th floor there is a bulletin board that tells you what certain colors say about you. There is also a section of the board that gives you a chance to write down what your favorite color is. What is your favorite color? Post your answers on the Discussion page or write them on the bulletin board.

Recycling is Important!

Recycling is an easy task that everyone can do to help the environment. On the suite doors of 5 West, there are door decs that are made from newspaper. The door decs also have a fact about recycling. I hope these door decs inspire you to help out the environment and recycle. What are you thoughts on recycling? Post your answers on the Discussion page.

Reducing Your Carbon Footprint

Your impact on the environment is an important thing to think about. The new bulletin board hanging in the hallway has some ways to reduce your carbon footprint brought to you by Captain Planet. The ways listed are simple ones, but the littlest changes make the biggest impact. What are some other ways that you can reduce your carbon footprint? Post your answers on the Discussion page.

Turkeys All Around

With Thanksgiving comes turkeys. There are some colorful turkey door decs up in the doors of 5 West. I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. What is your favorite food at Thanksgiving? Post your answers on the Discussion page.