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Personality or Knowledge: Do Former College RAs Make Good Roommates after College?

Residents Assistants (RAs) are student leaders or (pre-) professionals and members of the Residence Life Staff who ensure that the residence halls are in order. They enforce school regulations and policies as well as make sure that residents who are caught in violation of school rules and regulations are reported to the appropriate council (Judicial Council, Honor Council, the Dean of Students, Resident Coordinators for Administrative Hearings etc. ) to be held responsible for his/her action(s) if necessary. The responsibility of a Resident Assistant includes building and fostering a community among residents in his/her residence halls, being a good communicator that has  updated knowledge about campus/ community resources that can be of help to residents, enforcing college policies and regulations, planning and implementing social and educational programs for residents, as well as the administration side of the job which involves duty nights, submitting work orders to the maintenance staff about damages and repairs needed In the dorms and all other paperwork aspect of the job. All of the RAs I knew during my three years …

Never too young to Dream Big!

Originally posted on Casajulie Visual Communications:
Back in the day of sandboxes, bicycles, and day dreams, there were no limits on the journey my imagination would take each day. Some days I was an astronaut; others a fireman racing off to save the world. Like most kids, I would eventually be happy to grow up like Dad and have a modest home in suburbia. The great thing about being a kid is you don’t have to worry about debt ceilings, falling stock markets, or seemingly simple tasks like providing food and shelter. You have the freedom to dream. I was lucky to find myself in a middle-class family where the necessities of life were provided without difficulty. It seemed like my only responsibility in life was to be an all-American boy.  There is something very organic about growing up in a life full of possibilities. Like most kids, I dreamed of growing up and conquering the world before me. What struck me about a story I saw last night on ABC World News Tonight was a…

SCTNow Hosts Art Exhibit to Promote Awareness of Child Trafficking

On November 6, Salem’s campus organization of Stop Child Trafficking Now (SCTNow) collaborated with the Salem College Art Department and Art Society to host the reception for an art exhibit to increase awareness of child trafficking. Displayed in the June Porter Johnson Gallery in the Fine Arts Center, this event, Illuminating the World of Human Trafficking Through the Arts, featured artworks submitted by various participants. At the reception, members of SCTNow were eager and willing to speak about the artworks and enlighten attendees on the issue of human trafficking. Members greeted guests and passed out event programs. SCTNow and Professor Kim Varnadoe, the head of the Art Department and gallery director, both hope for this to become an annual event. Club members, the Art Department, and the art society began working on planning this event three years ago. Helen Fowowe, president of SCTNow, had taken classes in the Fine Arts Center and noticed that others, including herself, would stop to observe and contemplate the artworks. “I thought, you know, we could do this. Why not?”…