March 30, 2013 by Kiara Savage
Let’s be real! When your brain is at capacity with the theories and concepts you have memorized for midterms, it is hard to focus on programming. So, here is an idea for an ongoing, month-long program. This program is doubly efficient as it serves as a bulletin board and a program. It does not require any money from your programming budget. The program is inspired by a social networking trend—the photo a day challenges! You can call the program the April Photo A Day Challenge.
For the board, you will simply need to print out the image of the challenge. There are several versions for April. The image embedded in this post is just one example. You can find more by doing a Google search—“April Photo A Day Challenge.” Your residents can refer to the board to figure out the theme of the photo for the day. For example, if the first day is “fun,” one of your residents might decide to take picture with you (because you are such a fun RA!) or of one of your programs (because your programs are the best!), or of them frolicking across the Sunken Gardens. After they take pictures, have them send them to you. On a weekly or biweekly (twice a week) basis, you can print them out and post them on the board for everyone to see! That way, the board is evolving throughout the month. If necessary, you can easily change the days on the challenge so that they correspond with the first day that your board is up. It will be fun to see each resident’s different interpretation of the theme.
With that, I think we all need a pep talk! We are a month away from finals and this is the time when things start to get tough. We must not forget, though, that we are William and Mary students and we have done this at least once before. I hope this video makes you smile and puts a little pep in your step. As kid president says, “We were made to be awesome!” Good luck with