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I'm from Richmond, VA and when it came to choosing which school to go to, I had no idea. When I came to Longwood for my first tour, my mom said she could see me going to Longwood, and since Mom usually knows best, here I am!
When I first started at Longwood, my intentions were to become a Physical and Health Education teacher. After my sophomore year, I realized teaching really wasn't my passion, so I changed my Kinesiology concentration to Exercise Science. Throughout my time here, I've been involved in Baptist Collegiate Ministries, Longwood Ambassadors, Phi Epsilon Kappa, Mortar Board and I'm in my second year as a Resident Assistant. My senior year has approached so quickly and I'm trying to take in as many of the Longwood traditions as I can before I graduate in May.

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November 29, 2011 5:43PM

As an RA, each semester our staff has to put on one or two Theme Weeks.  Each night of the Theme Week a different program is held, hosted by a couple of the RAs.  Programs can be anything from a craft night, a spaghetti dinner, game night, the possibilities are endless!

Last night was the start of the Cunninghams Theme Week!  Our Theme Week revolves around a few Disney movies, and there is some sort of activity that is provided at each event! 

I had the pleasure of putting on the first program with my friend and fellow staff member, Kelsey!  Our movie was Mulan!  Maybe you weren’t exactly sure of Mulan’s nationality–she’s Chinese (which we found out after careful research!).  Therefore, we wanted some sort of Chinese based activity to go along with the movie.  Kelsey and I both enjoy crafts, so we needed to find something that met all of the requirements!

What we came up with was a colored rice craft.  The night before the program, Kelsey and I brought together food coloring, vinegar, many ziploc bags, and a huge bag of rice ready to dye the rice! We created so many different colors, and it was very easy to do!  We had to let it dry over night, but by Monday night it was ready to be used!  For the actual craft, everyone got a piece of construction paper, took liquid glue and drew a picture or wrote their name, and then sprinkled the colored rice on it! I’m not gonna lie, I enjoyed it so much that I made three different pictures! haha! And everyone who came seemed to love the craft as well, so that’s a double bonus! :)

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