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Boat race brings residents together

Shawn Hammers (right), a freshman political science major, celebrates winning the boat relay with his friend Tauhaun Mason (left), a freshman undecided major, Thursday at the campus pond. “Number one in the race, number one in your hearts,” Hammers said.

Chrissy Miller, Staff Reporter

September 30, 2016

Even after a scary sinking situation, the cardboard boat race for "Residents on Campus" fest still gave residents the chance to mingle and show off team spirit. During the race, Thomas Hall’s boat sank because the bottom of it ripped off when the team was pushing it into the water. Justin Gunther,...

RHA ready for ROC fest

Mariah Scott, Staff Reporter

September 10, 2015

The Residents On Campus fest was one of the main events talked about at the Residence Hall Association meeting Thursday in Andrews Hall Basement. Rachael Johnson, junior and President of RHA, gave out information about the week long event called Resident On Campus Fest, also known as ROC Fest, fr...

RHA to talk about ROC Fest, conferences

Mariah Scott, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2015

The Residence Hall Association is kicking off their year with an open meeting Thursday at 5 p.m. in the Andrews Hall basement. Morgan Blackmore, the National and Illinois Communication Coordinator, explained what the general meeting topics would be about. During the Resident Hall Association meeting...

Resident Hall Association seeks new leadership

Cassie Buchman, City Editor

January 15, 2015

The RHA executive board is currently looking for a new vice president after their old one resigned for “personal reasons.” President Christina Lauff said during the RHA meeting Thursday that the members would still continue to support their old vice president. “As student leaders, we are...

RHA prepares for Homecoming

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

October 9, 2014

The Residence Hall Association reviewed plans for upcoming Homecoming events during its meeting Thursday. RHA treasurer Kyle Anderson discussed plans for “Color Me Blue,” which will be from 8 to 10 p.m. Oct. 23, which is the Thursday of Homecoming Week. “It’s going to be at nighttime with...

RHA to review Homecoming plans

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

October 8, 2014

The Residence Hall Association will be planning for Homecoming at 5 p.m. in Thursday at Thomas Hall. RHA president Christina Lauff will be informing residence halls about the upcoming events for Homecoming. “We’re going to talking about Homecoming and get the halls excited for it,” Lauff said. ...

RHA to announce ROC Fest winners

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2014

The Residence Hall Association will reveal the winners of ROC Fest at 5 p.m. Thursday in Stevenson Hall.   The overall hall winners of the weeklong competition will be announced but not individual winners for each event.   The winner is determined based on attendance, place rankings...

Students hunt for panther babies

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2014

Students roamed all over campus in search of the panther babies during the scavenger hunt on Thursday. Students had to search high and low in order to gain the most points for their residence hall. The panther babies could have been located anywhere on campus from Old Main all the way down to Andrews...

Zombies run wild at ROC Fest

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Anthony Klaus, an engineering cooperative major, crosses 4th street while trying to tag people playing

Luis Martinez, Staff Reporter

September 25, 2014

For the first time ever, ROC Fest included a game of zombie tag, a game that pits the residents on campus against “zombies” on Wednesday. From 6 to 8 p.m., people ran from South Quad to North Quad and to the campus pond and back again, all the while avoiding the zombies. Things began as the...

Residence halls drop in numbers from low enrollment

Jackson Mortka, Staff Reporter

September 18, 2014

With the recent drop in enrollment, students no longer deal with the same competition to secure a room in their preferred residence halls as they did in the past. Mark Hudson, the director of housing and dining, said with the decline in enrollment, on-campus housing has seen a uniform reduction in...

RHA reviews leadership and ROCFest

Debby Hernandez, Administration Editor

September 11, 2014

The Residence Hall Association to deliberate leadership participation opportunities along with deciding ROCFest’s upcoming activities Thursday. RHA president, Chrisitna Lauff asked members to join the Bond Revenue Committee, which will consist of three RHA and three student senate members. The...

RHA to review upcoming events

Bob Shaughnessy, Staff Reporter

September 9, 2014

The Resident Hall Association will reveal its plans for this semester’s activities at its meeting at 5 p.m. Thursday in Andrew’s Hall. Kadie Peterson, RHA vice president, will talk about Residents on Campus Fest events. ROCFest is the largest event of the year for RHA, in which residence halls...

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