Hundreds of years of African-American history is celebrated every February, and on Friday, January 29th the celebration begins early with Harambee, a cultural celebration of Black, African and Afro-Caribbean culture on campus. With the help of For Members Only, Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Affairs (MSA) Heather Browning, and MSA Graduate Assistant Khaled Ismail, Harambee has grown to become a more inclusive space for diverse cultural expression on campus.
Month: January 2016
Proudly wearing a Gryffindor scarf (even though I’m technically a Hufflepuff) I watched as residents drank butterbeer and worked on Harry Potter coloring pages. After several weeks of planning, and promoting the Harry Potter themed social and trivia night, and a day spent baking, the event finally was happening, and residents were enjoying it!
That moment last quarter reminded me why I love being an RA. I was able to combine things I love – baking, Harry Potter, and hanging out with people – into an event that let residents take a break from studying and meet other people in our building.
For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Kat Pillischafske. I am a junior majoring in anthropology and economics, but more than that, I am a second year RA. Last year, I lived in Elder, and I live in Rogers House now. It is pretty safe to say I have had a wide variety of experiences as an RA. I hope my insight can help anyone who is considering becoming an RA make their decision.