Pioneer Basketball

Last night we had the opportunity to watch a very exciting and tough game for the Pioneer Men’s Basketball team. After a tough start, they were able to take back the lead in an exciting second half; but unfortunately, they couldn’t keep the lead and lost 66-71. We talked about the training that the team goes through and discussed the technique that the players were using to roll out during the warm-up. We then discussed various work out routines that work well for us, and how they vary from when we’re at home. What do you all do to stay physically active on campus?Does this differ from when you’re at home?



We all had a great time at wafflympics Thursday night! A big thanks to everyone who came down to eat some delicious waffles and watch some of the winter olympic events! We were able to catch some very exciting solo figure skating routines, some impressive speed skating, and some other remarkable moments in the form of recaps that were taken throughout the day! We discussed how much training had to go into creating the skill set that these athletes have. Some  questions were brought up, do you think life long spouts of brutal training is worth the amount of fame and success it could bring you? Are there similar occupations that take a life long dedication to reach? Would you want a job that needs grooming or would you rather find  job through natural interest throughout your life?

Im interested to see what more of you think, I encourage you all to respond in the comment section with your thoughts and opinions on this question!

Catholic Questions at the Pioneer Crossing

A few of us headed down to the Crossing on February 21st to learn a little more about the Catholic Church. Three leaders from the Catholic Newman Community stopped by the student center for a few hours and answered questions the audience had about the Catholic faith. The questions ranged from “what do Catholics really believe about gay marriage?” to “do demon exorcisms really occur?” I found the answers as interesting as the questions themselves. A lot of the 6th floor residents expressed concern with how the questions were being handled and answered, but through the experience, we all did learn a lot more about the Catholic faith. Are there any questions you might have about Catholic beliefs or do you have any other questions regarding religion? I think its important to remember that everyone is entitled to their own beliefs but I encourage anyone with questions to post what they may be thinking in the comments section. 20180221_19115320180221_191415

Heroic Pets

This world has a lot of absolutely amazing pets and for the shared bulletin board of the 6th floor, Matt and I teamed up to show the residents just a few of these Heroic Pets. These incredible life saving animals range from cats, to dogs, to pigs and birds. We realized that a lot of our residents also have heroic pets of their own. In order to include them as well, we have invited residents to email us some pictures and information so we can print it out and add them to the board! Residents can continue to send us their pets all the way up until we change our next board, until then, I hope everyone can stop by and take a look at our new board! Pet Bulletin Board Pic

Hockey Skate Door Decs

In order to kick off the Olympics and the cold month of February, I chose to create a door decoration that represents one of the greatest sports, hockey! Each of the residents of 6th West can find these new personalized door decs on their door and be reminded about the wonderful winter time events happening both on campus and across the globe! It’s still very cold and snowy here, but this snow and ice can still offers many great opportunities around campus to get out there and become physically active!hockey-skate.jpg

Presidents’ Day Board

In order to kick off the month of February, I put up a new Presidents’ Day themed bulletin board. This board has pictures, dates, and party affiliations of each president; it also includes a few inspirational quotes from some of our presidents along with some interesting trivia. This board was meant to teach it’s viewers a few interesting facts about our presidents. Presidents’ Day occurs in honor of George Washington’s birthday on February 19th. I hope that as people walk past this board, they take a look and see some of the interesting facts about our past presidents. Presidents Day Board - side view

February Calendar

A lot of college students started out 2018 with a variety of new goals for the spring semester. Those goals varied from learning to be less stressed out, to becoming more involved on campus, to keeping better track of their schedules. To encourage these positive goals, I created a large wall calendar for the residents of the 6th floor. This calendar is something everyone can add their own events to, look at for ideas of things to do around campus, or be reminded of the plentiful hall events that Southwest hosts. Hopefully, with this large physical reminder, residents can feel less stressed about their goals and remember that using successful planning devices can lead to lower stress amounts and a more harmonious community environment. Wall Calendar