Exams start next week and then we go on winter break, so we will not be posting for awhile. We appreciate everyone who is visiting our site, and we are excited about our ideas for 2012. Please look out for our new posts in the new year. If you have any questions or topic ideas, please contact any of us or leave us a comment!
The top 10 things to munch that won’t leave you in an exam slump
Finals are quickly approaching. With the stress of papers and the ever-present all-nighter, your brain could use all the help it can get. Try these healthy snacks that will keep your mind fresh and your taste buds satisfied.
1. Yogurt: Pack some yogurt in your backpack along with a crunchy cereal of choice and your favorite fruits to mix in. The carbs from the cereal will give you energy while the protein in yogurt will keep you feeling full all the way through your calc review session. Continue reading Top 10 study snacks→
This November, sixteen groups of residents from all over UNC showed off their community pride. From group costumes to hurricane survivors, their photos told the story of why Carolina students believe they have the best hall ever.
For residents of the second floor of Everett, community pride is all about history—and a 48-year-old inside joke.
“The ROGAH tradition was started in 1963 by a few guys in what was then an all-male hall, Everett,” says resident Scott Hiers. “We found out about it through various entries in the Yackety Yack (our school’s yearbook). When we saw the camaraderie and brotherhood of older times, we knew we wanted to bring the tradition back.” Although they eventually discovered the meaning of the acronym ROGAH through contacting “the original Rogahman, Sam Shapiro,” they are determined to guard the secret of its meaning.
This shared secret has created a strong bond among Everett’s second-floor residents. “We have developed a sort of group identity based off ROGAH,” says Scott. “The different issues of the Yackety Yack make it quite clear that ROGAH was at one time pretty risqué. It was a way of life that one might expect from college men years ago, complete with cat-calling female passersby and having an ever-fluctuating BAC. However, over time the tradition evolved to embody competitiveness, spontaneity, and community. The people on our hall have chosen to bring back the latter more so than the former, but we still get a good laugh when we hear stories of Everett’s more crazy past.” Continue reading #besthallever→
Open house provides a glimpse into the rooms available on north campus
According to a survey by the UNC Housing Department many students requested to see the rooms in north campus residence halls. In response, Housing set up an open house in Cobb and Old East to give curious students an opportunity to see what these halls look like and get a feel for the atmosphere. I attended the open house in both halls to catch up with students who are considering moving north and to find out all of the things that north campus has to offer.
How Sub-Free LLC is getting into the holiday spirit
by Katie Jansen, guest blogger
The whispers began in the bathroom on a Sunday evening. The events for the upcoming week had been posted, as always, on all the mirrors, and at the end of this week’s list was something new. Something creative. Something exciting. Something that generated whispers among all the girls on our hall.
It was a two-week-long door decorating contest put on by the Substance-FreeLiving-Learning Community, and anything in the spirit of fall, winter, and the holidays was up for grabs. The plotting began; who isn’t up for a little healthy competitive holiday cheer? My roommate, Kathleen, and I laid awake late into the night, dreaming up a scheme that would win this year’s prize for best decorated door. Continue reading Deck the halls→
Two students won Kindle Fires for filling out the Housing survey
Winner Zach Mayo receives his Kindle Fire.
Housing sent out a survey in November to students via email asking them about their housing experience and their opinion about potential changes for 2012-2013. Students who filled out the survey were entered into a drawing with the chance to win one of 2 Kindle Fires or 5 Kindle Touches. The two grand prize winners are featured below.
Keep calm and rock those finals with these study tips
Don’t cram–I know that during exam week, this is difficult especially if you have two exams on the same day. Try to spread out your studying as much as possible. Utilize the reading days as much as you can. And I know you don’t want hear this, but if your exam is cumulative, you may want to begin reviewing those notes from August and September over Thanksgiving break.
Find a study spot that works for you–We all have that spot that works best for us, whether it is the back corner of the 8th floor of Davis, a certain study lounge in your residence hall or in your room. But find that spot were you can focus and get least distracted.
Connor Community breaks 2,000 points in Green Games
In this year’s campus-wide Green Games competition, Connor Community hopes to score an environmental victory for both itself and the entire UNC-Chapel Hill campus. With over 2,000 points, Connor Community currently holds first place.
The Green Games program, a competition for sustainability in UNC-CH’s on-campus residential communities, began in 1994. Offering both bragging rights and an opportunity to impact the environment, Green Games attracts more participation every year. To play, communities host service-oriented and educational programs to earn points toward a victory.