Hey everyone! Homecoming Week is around the corner, and I am so excited!
This week has been a busy one. For the Office of Admissions, I had multiple orientations for the First-Year Student Ambassadors. I will be supervising 40 first-year students, and I am truly excited because it’s a great group of ambassadors!
On Tuesday, I got to attend a workshop presented by Julie Veloz about her life and overcoming many obstacles to get to where she is today. I personally felt connected to her story for multiple reasons: being Latino, living in our society, being true to herself, and having curly hair (and accepting it!). This workshop became one of my favorite events that I have had the chance to attend, and it was a great reminder to myself about who I am and who I want to be.
Some of the female Regina Hall RAs and I had our first event on Thursday. It was called “Floor Code,” which had different bonding activities, including a spa night. The event was a success and a lot of fun to host! So many of the residents didn’t want to leave, but it was getting late.
This Friday, I had a sad flashback of what it is like to be part of a Minnesota sports team. About a month ago, I bought tickets to see the Sox versus Twins game, and they were really good tickets. The tickets were right next to home plate, so I was super excited! Just last week I found out that SXU Student Life had tickets available for students because that evening was Saint Xavier on the field! So it was a REALLY fun game because I got to see SXU students — except the Twins were completely crushed, and it made the Minnesota fans (my boyfriend and I) really sad.
I did some shopping for the Heritage Ball and also for an award I am receiving next week.(Will share pictures for next week’s post!) During that evening, there was a fun Super Saturday party connected to Hispanic Heritage Month that had great music and food. I wish I didn’t have to be on duty that evening, but for the short time I got to be there, it was great!
I hope everyone has a great Homecoming Week! Check out the list of events to happen this week below!
And I am ending this week’s post with a quote by Maya Angelou that reminds me of the workshop from this week: “My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are, to astonish a mean world with your ashes of kindness.”