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January 2012 Archives

itgetsbetter.jpgSimmons College has chosen to be a part of the It Gets Better Project. This project is a national initiative started by author Dan Savage as a response to a rash of LGBT suicides. Unfortunately, estimates indicate that between 30-40% of gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth have attempted suicide.* This is why it is so important for those of us who have moved through difficult times in our lives and come out on the other side to tell our stories. We need to send the message to those who are struggling that IT GETS BETTER!

An exciting look into the private life of a Reslife RD

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cribs.jpgAn Interview with Kristi Swartz

What is your favorite thing in your apartment?
My favorite thing in my apartment is probably my Starbucks sign. I bought it at a yard sale for a dollar, and now Starbucks has changed to a new logo - so it's historical! I think it looks pretty cool near my coffee machine.

Bartol: Your personal refrigerator

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Bartol Soup for the Soul
sandwich.jpgLooking for a new way to enjoy some Bartol classics? Wondering how to add a little pizzazz to your salad or sandwich? Look no further; members of the Residence Life staff sat down to share their Bartol tips, secrets, and favorites! "It's all about being creative," said Kailey Denzer-Weiler. Leigh Viscomi agreed with Kailey, adding, "I think just simply considering how you can combine foods from different stations to get what you want is the best way to go. Also, I always remind myself to think about the sauces that are available to spice the foods up a little." Jess Faulk's advice is to use Bartol like a personal refrigerator, "You never feel like you are short on options as long as you think of Bartol as one big kitchen/refrigerator that you can put together whatever you please." Thinking outside the box is key to creating your own Bartol specialties!

Commuting. Walking. Waiting. We are never alone. We have angry birds, plants vs. zombies, and Facebook to keep us company. Whether we are sitting completely alone in a room, or waiting in a room full of dozens of others, our phones are our pacifiers and our safety net. If you have 20 minutes until the next bus comes, you don't fret because you know you have something to occupy your time. If you are caught in a space with people you don't know, you don't have to reach outside of your comfort zone and awkwardly talk to someone else, you just pull out your phone.

The Clothesline Project

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Join Betsy's Friends and the rest of the Simmons community at the 20th Clothesline Project to be held on February 1st from 3:30pm onwards at the Kotzen Room in Lefavour Hall. The theme this year is "This Could be Your Story." T-shirt decoration will be held on January 30th and the 31st from 10:00am - 2:00pm at Kotzen; T-shirt and supplies will be provided for free.

Explore Boston

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explore-boston.jpgIce Skating in the Boston Commons: Test your ice skating skills on America's oldest Public Park's ice-skating rink. Frog Pond in the Boston Commons is open for another season of city skating. Ice skating hours: Mon 10-4 pm Tues-Thurs 10-9pm Fri-Sat 10-10pm, Sundays 10-9pm. Admission is $4 per person and $9 for skate rental. Tuesday College Nights: $2 admission with college ID

Winter Warm Up

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winter-warmup.gifThere is no better way to enjoy the start of a new semester than with the Office of Student Leadership & Activities Winter Warm Up! Join us for these fun events to meet new students, hang out with old friends, or just grab a snack.

Thursday, January 19
Coffee & Tea
8:30am - 10:30am - Student Activities Center (SAC)

Monday, January 23
Coffee & Tea
8:30am - 10:30am - Student Activities Center (SAC)

Tuesday, January 24
Coffee & Tea & Winter Wii Games
3:00pm - 5:00pm - Student Activities Center (SAC)

Wednesday, January 25
Connections Carnival in the Fens
3:30pm - 5:30pm

Shark Fact Attack!

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Apply to be an RA!

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We want you to join Hilary Clinton and Katie Couric who became student leaders as one of their steps to greatness. Make student leadership one of your steps! Apply to be a Resident Advisor and watch for Orientation Leader, Simmons 101 Facilitator, and Peer Educator applications in Spring 2012.