Tag: Knowledge

Finals week by New Girl

Finals week is coming! Go check out this board for some tips on how you should prepare.

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Presidential Facts

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Did you know that Monday was President’s Day? Did you also know that George Washington’s teeth weren’t actually wooden or that Bill Clinton has won two Grammy’s or even that Abe Lincoln was a great wrestler? Go check and interesting fact about each of the 45 presidents of the US.

Wikipedia Game Night

A few of us played the Wikipedia Game the other night. For those who don’t know, the Wikipedia game is a trivia based game. Some questions are easy and some are hard, but they all make you think. We talked about some of them and laughed at most. Let me know if you’d like to play sometime!

Harry Potter and Social Justice 

Social Justice is becoming a pretty popular thing lately and it is something that everyone should be aware of. This board will tell you about some ways to just be better citizens. From checking your privilege to avoiding blind allegiance this board uses Harry Potter to teach these different topics.

Smoothie Time!

Tonight, 4 East and West got together for some smoothies and an academic chat. We talked about how fruits are really good for studying, certain ones are even better than others. We also asked each person, individually, how their semester is going academically. People really seemed to appreciate this because I don’t think people get asked that very often, especially in a sincere. This was a great program, where students could relax and reflect on their, hopefully, successful semester.

Election Night

On a night of historic magnitude, the residents sit in the lobby. Nervously anticipating the announcement of the next president of the U.S. No matter what side we are on, we are all Americans and we’ll all be affected by the outcome.

Edgar Allen Poe Event

On Monday, the English Department put on a very fascinating event centered on Edgar Allen Poe and his work. It was very fitting that the event happened to be on Halloween. At the event there was an open mic session, an presentation on Poe in pop culture, another that dissected The Tell Tale Heart, a “Poe Off” where two professors took turns reading The Raven to see who could read it better, and finally a professor from Ole Miss who is one of the most well known Poe Scholars gave  avery intriguing presentation on all things Poe. We all learned a lot of interesting things about Poe.

Student Academic Success- 10 Tips to a Better Paper

We all have to write papers. Whether you are an Engineer or an Education major, a freshman or senior, you will have to write at least one paper a semester and we can always improve our papers. This presentation, attended my myself and a resident, gave us 10 great tips on how to improve each paper we write, from just starting the paper to proof reading the rough draft. Go check out more of their presentations!