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Some of the opening week events sponsored by Reeve Union Board! Monday- Comedian Brian O’Sullivan
Tuesday- Outdoor Movie
Wednesday- Magician John Cassidy
Thursday- Local Live Music Night
Friday- Game Night at Titan Nights

Look at all this free stuff you can do! -Jessy

Some of the opening week events sponsored by Reeve Union Board! Monday- Comedian Brian O’Sullivan

Tuesday- Outdoor Movie

Wednesday- Magician John Cassidy

Thursday- Local Live Music Night

Friday- Game Night at Titan Nights

Look at all this free stuff you can do! -Jessy

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Questions to Get to Know Your Roommate

It’s that time of year where roommate assignments are out and everybody must begin on the road of getting to know each other. You’re going to want to talk to your roommate before you move in and, if you’re like a lot of people, figuring out what to say may be awkward at first. Luckily for you, I’ve come up with a few different categories of questions you can ask to kick off your beautiful friendship.

1. First things first, ask “get to know you” questions. 

Ask the normal things, like: What are you going to study? Where are you from? What’s your favorite food? Get to know your roommate on a very basic level first to open up that communication.

2. Plan out your room and what to bring

 After you’ve established the basics and the communication lines are flowin’ the next category of questions is asking about what stuff you should bring. Ask questions like, do we want to loft our beds? Are you bringing a futon? What about beanbag chairs? Who’s bringing the TV? Do you have a Netflix account? And so on and so forth. Planning out your room together, even minimally, gives you that sense that you’re a team and in this together.

3. Time to ask some thought provoking and fun questions

 Once you have your room set and it’s looking pretty sweet in your mind, it’s time to move on to questions with a deeper meaning, or are just fun. Ask things like: If you could be any animal what would you be? Or what their favorite memory was in high school. These questions may seem kind of strange, and they definitely can be, but their main purpose is to start to learn about the other person’s personality and get more comfortable with each other. Besides, you’d be surprised how much you can learn about a person by finding out which planet they would colonize if the technology existed.

4. Now that you know them a little better, find out what you can do together

There are going to be a ton of opportunities to hang out on campus, so find out what types of things the other person likes to do. You don’t need to establish the kind of relationship where you two hang out together all the time - though you can - but it is still a good idea to hang out at least every once in awhile.  And to do that, why not learn what kinds of things you both like to do?

Ask what their favorite activity is, what kind of things they are involved with or want to get involved with and how they like to spend their free time. If you have a sense for what your roommate likes to do it’ll help build a good friendship.

So there you have it. A few questions to help you get the ball rolling. Once you actually move in it’ll be a good idea to have more conversations about ground rules and such. You know, to keep the peace, but this should be a good start. Have a good summer and we’ll see you on campus soon!  

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A cross country meet takes an unsuspecting turn when a Nazgul appears! -Jessy

A cross country meet takes an unsuspecting turn when a Nazgul appears! -Jessy

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I love this Van Gogh quote that is on the wall on the third floor of Reeve! Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists, and this quote definitely reflects why I love his work. -Jessy

I love this Van Gogh quote that is on the wall on the third floor of Reeve! Van Gogh is one of my favorite artists, and this quote definitely reflects why I love his work. -Jessy

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On the Elmwood side of Polk, there is this little hidden courtyard that I like to sit in sometimes! -Jessy

On the Elmwood side of Polk, there is this little hidden courtyard that I like to sit in sometimes! -Jessy

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Went bowling at Oshkosh Lanes last night.  It was a lot of fun, even though my highest scoring game was 81. -Jessy

Went bowling at Oshkosh Lanes last night.  It was a lot of fun, even though my highest scoring game was 81. -Jessy

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We had some really cool balloons left over from Preview Day, so we brought them into the office to class up the joint! -Jessy

We had some really cool balloons left over from Preview Day, so we brought them into the office to class up the joint! -Jessy

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Loving all of the flowers planted along the mall walk towards Reeve Union! -Jessy

Loving all of the flowers planted along the mall walk towards Reeve Union! -Jessy

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Flashback to where I had my very first class at UWO! History 101 in Sage Hall! -Jessy

Flashback to where I had my very first class at UWO! History 101 in Sage Hall! -Jessy

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View of crossing the Fox River a few days ago while going home from 56 cent short stacks at IHOP.  Look, a rainbow! -Jessy

View of crossing the Fox River a few days ago while going home from 56 cent short stacks at IHOP.  Look, a rainbow! -Jessy

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Solid Advice from Jessy

Don’t stay up really late watching Teen Wolf. Put that computer down and get some sleep.

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I had a dream that dinosaurs were invading campus last night, and it probably had something to do with this T-Rex skull in Harrington Hall. -Jessy

I had a dream that dinosaurs were invading campus last night, and it probably had something to do with this T-Rex skull in Harrington Hall. -Jessy

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Proof in Halsey that Pokemon are real. This is totally a photo of a Caterpie! -Jessy

Proof in Halsey that Pokemon are real. This is totally a photo of a Caterpie! -Jessy

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Summerfest

I went to Summerfest in Milwaukee these past two weeks, and I can say that the days I went were some of the most fun I’ve had.  

Last Wednesday, I saw my favorite band, Arctic Monkeys, and it was honestly the best show I’ve seen.  They were phenomenal. I just can’t even begin to describe it. Check them out because they’re super cool.

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Last night, I went to see Ludacris, and that was quite the experience. It was my first hip hop show (and probably my last), and I had no idea what to expect.  I’ve been a fan of his for a long time, so it was really cool to finally see him live.

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If you’ve never been to Summerfest, I recommend that you go at least once in your life. It’s a really fun experience, plus you can get in for free a lot, so that’s nice! -Jessy

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Baja Blast in the Corner Convenience Store makes me a happy human. -Jessy

Baja Blast in the Corner Convenience Store makes me a happy human. -Jessy