This Week in the Lynn

Newsletter for and by the Lynn

Move it! Move it!

So, the sun is shining. Weather is getting warmer. There’s a less than likely chance of rain. It’s time to dust off those jogging shoes and get working out again. Lack motivation? How does a horde of rabid starving zombies chasing sound? Motivating right?

For fans of Walking Dead or jogging, Zombie! Run is the app for you. Created by Six to Start, Zombies! Run is a fitness app for both iOS and Android. During a thirty minutes workout, story clips are unlocked, painting a vivid post-apocalyptic world where you are the hero. You are Runner 5, one of the runners who gather supplies to keep the compound functioning. There’s a cast of secondary characters, moving the story along and adding bits of humor keeping your run interesting. As you run, you collecting items like a bat, bottles of water or documents. After your workout, you will distribute your supplies to parts of the compound to keep it running smoothly and everyone alive. Zombies! Run is $3.99.

If you’re a beginner, Zombies! Run 5K is for you. It’s an eight-week couch-to-5K program in the same universe as Zombies! Run. It’s starts off slow and gradually builds up your endurance over the two months. It occupies the same universe as the original app but dives into the background of a few secondary stories. Not a runner? Try The Walk, another Six to Start app focusing on walking!! The story is about a mysterious

If you’re a beginner, Zombie! Run 5k is for you. It’s an eight-week couch-to-5k program starting off slow and gradually building up your endurance. This app is $1.99. Not a runner? Try The Walk, another one of their apps focusing on walking!! A mysterious terrorist group has destroyed all forms of communication and transportation and you have the key to fix everything. You just need to walk the length of England. No big. The Walk is $3.99.

Hope these apps will encourage you to start moving!

Upcoming Lynn-Events!!!!

April 24th: Earth Day Dirt Cups: Come celebrate Earth Day on Friday with movies and dirt cups (pudding, oreos, and gummy worms)!!!

April 25th: Duwamish River Boat Tour Trip, Free tickets and lunch, 9:45am this Saturday meeting in the Campion lobby

April 29th: 2nd Year Graduation, 11-11:30am: Sophomores only, snacks provided, performed in the Lynn Quiet Room

May 1st: May Day Celebration, 2:30pm -5pm: Come celebrate with cookies, juice, movie and a hula-hoop contest!!!

May 8th: Cinco de Mayo, 10am -1pm: Come celebrate with dessert cups for Cino de Mayo on Friday!!

Wednesday: Every Wednesday is Waffle Day!!!

Interesting Random Facts!!!!

Happy Spring y’all! Hope you guys are enjoying this quarter so far J

Some of the random facts that I thought would make you happy:

1. Every year, hundreds of new trees grow because of squirrels forgetting where they buried their nuts.

2. Even if they’ve never been able to witness it themselves, blind people smile when they are happy. Smiling is a basic human instinct.

3. Cows have best friends and they tend to spend most of their time together.

4. Otters hold hands when they sleep so they don’t float away from one another. Also, there’s a special pocket in their skin where they carry their favorite rock.

5. Wayne Allwine and Russi Taylor, who respectively voiced Mickey and Minnie Mouse, were married in real life.

6. Rats and mice are ticklish, and even laugh when tickled.

7. A cat version of the corgi exists: the munchkin cat.

8. A group of flamingos is called a flamboyance. And a group of bunnies is called a fluffle.

9. Cuddling can help wounds heal faster, due to the release of oxytocin.

10. Not only do penguins mate for life, but they also spend time finding a pebble to give their mate in order to “propose.”

11. When you shave a guinea pig it looks like a little hippo.

12. Butterflies taste with their feet.

13. Norway once knighted a penguin.

14. There have been studies that show that goats, like us, have accents.

15. Male pups will sometimes let female pups “win” when they play-fight so they can get to know them better.

16. Dolphins have names for one another.

17. There is no angry way to say the word “bubbles.”

18. Canadians eat more doughnuts that any other country.

19. You can tickle a penguin.

20. And always keep in mind, no matter how bad you might feel, you’ll never be as ugly as the world’s ugliest animal: the blobfish!

Have a fantastic rest of your day!

Game On!!

Hey guys! So this week I thought I would talk about some of my favorite apps to play with on my phone. Lately my new obsession is the Fast and the Furious game. You get to street race, drag race, and drift too! It is so much fun. The downside of it however, is that it drains your battery very quickly so it is one you play at home with your phone plugged in. Another app that has caught my attention is called Smove. This game is played on a tick tack toe board and you must collect these coins without getting hit by objects that come in all different directions. It is pretty simple but it is fun to get your brain going.

I think the game that I really have been into lately is this game called Snow Roll. This game is incredibly addictive; it is like the new Flappy Bird. The point of the game is to get the highest score you can by tapping the penguin on a ball and every time you tap the screen the penguin changes direction. What makes it difficult is that there are obstacles and a bear that you must avoid otherwise your snowball (which you are balancing on) breaks. Although these apps are amazing, but my all time favorite app is.... Candy Crush! I am on a 200 and something level and I am stuck so I deleted it. But besides that it is an amazing game. This is how I pass the time when I need to relax from all my study breaks and I highly recommend all of these.

Some changes to CTSL... A Letter from our Director

Dear Collegia members,

The student development division, of which Commuter and Transfer Student Life is a part, is reorganizing to better ensure that all students have access to the fullness of a Jesuit education at Seattle University. Context for that change was given in an email to students on April 16th from Michele Murray, Vice President of the Division. In that email an invitation was extended to all students to attend these town halls to learn more about the changes: Thursday, May 7, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in Wyckoff Auditorium and Thursday, May 7, from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. in Bannan 501.

We know you will have questions about this and we want to answer them. You will soon be invited to a town hall for your Collegium that will have two focus areas:

1. Clarifying the structural changes happening with Commuter and Transfer Student Life and the Collegia Program. This includes merging our department with another department to create a new functional area: The Center for Orientation and Transition Programs. Additionally, some of the collegia are being re-purposed to serve students in different ways.

2. Gathering ideas from you about how these changes can be implemented in ways that take into account the diversity of student needs. One example is a new Welcome/Transition Center that will be in the Student Center. We want to know how a one-stop resource center could best serve students and what name for it would be appealing. We also want to hear from you about how the continuing collegia can best support you.

We hope you can attend the town halls. We will be doing newsletters after the town halls to summarize what occurred and share additional information about the reorganization. We also may have additional conversations or possibly some "think tanks" depending on what surfaces at the town meetings.

Your voice does matter. We hope you will join us in these opportunities for conversation.


Diane Schmitz, M.Div. Ed.D

Director, Commuter & Transfer Student Life

Seattle University

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