Applying to be a RA was one of the best decisions I have made at Longwood. I have had such wonderful experiences and met some of the most AMAZING people ever! There are people in my life who are now some of my best and closest friends, and I probably wouldn’t have even met them had I not been an RA! While the position of being an RA is both fun and rewarding, I’d be lying if I said it wasn’t a lot of work. A lot of paperwork and planning comes with being an RA, but what job doesn’t come with those two things?
One of the planned projects each RA staff has to come up with is a Campus Wide Event. This is any type of project that is fun, safe, and maybe educational for all Longwood students. Some examples that have been done are the High Rise Hoedown, Casino Night, a Carnival, South of the Hams…and the list just goes on! This past weekend, Curry’s RA staff planned a wonderful 90s themed Halloween party! It was SO much fun – lots of activities and creative costumes! While I enjoyed everything there, one of my favorites things they had was a slideshow of all things 90s – popular toys, TV shows, singers, etc. It was so great and everyone who attended cheered everytime their favorite showed up! They also had a cookie decorating contest. I tried to be creative and create a “Halloween 2011″ cookie.
What does that mean? Well, that means that there’s snow on Halloween! (We didn’t get snow, but other areas of VA did!) They also had a game called “Brains in a Bag,” which I somehow ended up playing even though I was grossed out, where you had to stick your hand in the bag of “brains” and find one of the diamonds. Now, I will give the Curry staff credit because it honestly felt like I had stuck my hand in a bag of brains
(because I know what that is supposed to feel like! ). They also had a “Name That Song” game where they played lots of amazing TV show theme songs and, well, you had to guess them!
This Halloween party was definitely one that brought back a lot of memories!