THE HELPFUL HEDGEHOG

LOYOLA 10 NEWSLETTER

YOU GOT THIS !

If your head doesn't explode after reading this newsletter for the week, your awesome! I know its a lot to take in, but don't worry at TONIGHTS regular floor meeting (8pm) I will give you the inside secrets that you only hear if you come to the meetings.


I know its a crazy time of year which is why it's important to talk. I CHALLENGE each of you to ask a friend or stranger how they are REALLY feeling today.

PEER SUPPORTERS

You all may recognize Megan, who is not only a RSO at the desk but was an RA last year! This year Megan and Sarah are leading a new initiative called "Peer Support" where you can stop by the 2nd floor of loyola at the couches by the drop off boxes to chat Monday-Thursday 5:30-7:30pm. It's completely confidential and you can visit alone or in a group.
Bell Let’s Talk 2016 – Sorry

THERES STIL TIME KATNISS/PETA

if you are still questioning what district you should be in? Shame on you, you know you belong with your floor on District 12 for BOTF. For those that have not registered and would like to participate let me know and bring $2 for registration. There are amazing prizes up for grabs but as always only those who participate get the prizes..

CASSIDY'S GOT TALENT

Someone nominate her for an Emmy! You be you have one proud RA right here, if you see Cassidy in the hallway make sure to congratulate her on her EPIC performance that had everyone in tears.


We have some hidden gems on our floor, as you may have seen a new poster on some doors, if you know someone with a secret talent let me know! P.S. Talent doesn't have to be "normal" it can be ANYTHING! These signs are peer recommended only, do you know someone who works really hard on their studies? or is always there to help?

FRIDAY SMARTY PINTS MOCKTAIL MIX OFF TEAM

Hold on to your PINTS because we have a mocktail recipe thats going to knock your pants off! Last night I just found out that there is a gift certificate to Your Fathers Moustache for the winner of the best drink! The winning team can then use the funds to go out for WING NIGHT! The only catch is if we win, only those who signed up on the floor team get to come.


Want in on the action? Sign up using the google document attached!

MONDAY- LIFE COURSE ARE YOU RESUME READY?

The amazing Francine from Career Services will be coming in to put on a workshop on Monday, Feb.1st in L177 at 7pm. I recently attended one of the resume workshops from the career centre and I HIGHLY recommend it especially since the workshops fill up fast.


Hot Tip: Summer job fair is coming soon

MONDAY- EATING DISORDER AWARENESS WEEK Feb.1st-7th

I can't express enough how excited I am for the healthy mind team to take over campus next week from Feb.1st-7th. Eating disorders are very serious, and if you know someone who is suffering from this disorder or suspect a friend, tell someone so they can get the help they need.


Feb.1st HMT (Healthy Minds Team) will be decorating mirrors with body positivity phrases

Feb.4th- shredding of media that portrays negative body image

DO YOU REALLY LOVE ME THAT MUCH? DO YOU WANT TO STAY FORVER?

Well you can! The portal opens on Feb.1st for room draw for September 2016, if you would like to keep your room and possibly have me as your RA again you can request to keep your room. Isan't seniority wonderful?


P.S. Returning students must apply by MArch 1st to qualify for seniority

P.P.S If you are applying to be an RA you MUST apply for residence to EVEN BE CONSIDERED

MONDAY- SUMMER HOUSING

Portal opens Feb.1st to apply for Summer Housing- 1st come 1st served and trust me Rice and Loyola Senior suites fill up FAST! Get those fingers warmed up, your reflexes could get you a room for the summer.

MONDAY- ROADTRIP TO AFRICA

Day long event presented by Saint Mary's African Student Society. Experience rich cultures of Africa's 54 countries (Music, Art, Clothing, and Languages). Monday Feb.1st 11am-5pm in LA 290

TUESDAY & THURSDAY BOTF FLAG MAKING PARTY

There will be 2 opportunities to make our flag; on Feb.2nd in SB 265 and Feb.4th SB160. We will take a vote at our floor meeting to determine which day to go!


Some supplies will be provided but if anyone has a an old sheet we can use as our flag please let me know ASAP.

WEDNESDAY- THE FORK AWAKENS IN A GALXY FAR FAR AWAY

The special dinner at the cafeteria has been postponed until NEXT WEDNESDAY at which the dark waiters will be waiting to serve you. Stay tuned for a poll to determine eating time as a floor. While you wait catch up on these hilarious vines.

WEDNESDAY- YOUR HIRED

The 2016 Summer Job Opportunities Fair is coming to campus. Perfect if you are looking for a Coop work term, or a summer job. Wednesday Feb. 3rd 11am-3pm in LA 290

THURSDAY- GOT SOMETHING TO SAY - SPEAK OUT

Co-presented by Speak-up and SMUQ Societies. It's an interactive educational workshop on sexuality, gender, and everything under the rainbow. I highly encourage EVERYONE to attend, there are strength in numbers so we will be attending as a floor.

SATURDAY- 19th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL NIGHT

Great food (buffet), exciting performances, and a wonderful experience. Saturday Feb. 6th at 6pm in LA 290. Tickets are $25 for SMUdents and $30 for others available at the International Centre.

GOOD NEWS, BAD NEWS, ANY NEWS? LETS TALK!

As your RA for the floor I'm not only here to put on super cool floor events, I'm here for support 24/7. Having a bad day and just need someone to talk to even if its 4am, or have good news you want to share either way I'm THERE FOR YOU!



P.S. Everything we talk about is completely confidential unless you are at harm to yourself or others then I am required to get help. Got questions check out my RA code of confidentiality on my door or you can find one any RA door in residence.


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