Celebrating Holidays Residence Hall Style

It is the last full week of classes at TU, and that also means crunch time before we get to leave for winter break.  In between studying for finals, there are a lot of celebrations to enjoy and look forward to.  This past week, two resident assistants in Fisher South put on a program to deck the halls.  With the help of residents, the whole hall turned into a holiday explosion.  The first floor is the Christmas floor complete with three different Christmas trees.

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On the second floor, the holiday is Hanukkah.

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The third floor is decorated for Kwanzaa, but the decorations were covered by a multitude of students busy with their studies.  The wall is covered with paper candles and banners in black, red, and green.

On each floor there are little notes that have facts about each holiday. So not only is it spirited, but we all get to learn a little about different cultural celebrations.

Fisher South also got to celebrate having 99% of the building complete the second round of MapWorks. This is a survey that helps staff get to know how they can better help the residents and how they are doing throughout the semester.  This time, the reward was a chocolate party and it was the perfect way to take a break from studying.

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2014 Homecoming in the Books

BrittanyCollege students live for two main things: free t-shirts and free food. We are ALL about that F-R-E-E life. Thus, there is no better week in a college student’s life than Homecoming! Not only are there fun shirts and yummy food, but spirits across campus are also soaring with excitement. The University of Tulsa’s Student Association goes above and beyond to organize activities that the entire student body will enjoy, and this year was no exception.

The week began on Sunday night with a Kick-Off party in the Student Union. Groups of students formed a line that snaked around the entire upper floor as they waited for barbeque and the first round of t-shirts. It was nice to see friends that you don’t get to see on a regular basis as all of the different organizations on campus crowded together. Laughs rang through the hall and smiles shined on everyone’s faces in anticipation of all the festivities ahead. Continue reading

Tulsa Eats & Treats

2014-08-10 14.27.09Phew! I just finished my first round of exams for the semester and now it’s time to relax, unwind and celebrate! When my friends and I want to escape the stress of school or are looking for a fun place to chill out, we usually don’t have to look much further than some of Tulsa’s best (and in my personal opinion, the best all around- trust me, I’ve been to some pretty awesome places all over the country!) eats! Whether you’re looking for restaurants with yummy food, or a cool ambiance (or both!)… you’ve come to the right place!

If you ask me what my favorite hobbies are I’ll say learning about/ engaging in social justice issues and (a very close #2)… EATING! Thankfully, there’s no shortage of great eats in Tulsa! As your resident Tulsa foodie, I suggest we start with breakfast (or brunch for you fancy-types) – the most important meal of the day. Two of my absolute favorite places are Tally’s Good Food Café and Old School Bagel Café. Tally’s is your classic All-American diner situated on Route 66 (pretty cool, huh?) and it’s where I go for comfort food. The menu is huge, but I personally love to order from the breakfast section (offered at all times of the day, I might add, for when you want breakfast for dinner). Even larger than the menu are the portions – they’re mammoth-sized – getting through a meal at Tally’s for my friends and I is like conquering Mt. Everest! You probably won’t need to eat for the rest of the day (expect a food coma)! Continue reading