By: Katie Bono
Have you ever had a craving for warm cookies and milk for your midnight snack? If you are anything like me, then you often have these cravings! I love to cook and bake and luckily for me there is a kitchen in my residence hall. I am able to enjoy these great snacks by just going to the main floor and making that special craving.
Don’t worry is you do not have cooking supplies on campus. At the front desk of some residence halls, you can borrow the supplies with your state ID.
Here are just a few options of what you can cook in the kicthen:
1. Popcorn: Making popcorn on the stove hits the spot and is healthier than a bag of chips.
2. Bake Cookies: Perfect time to bond with your roommates and invite the neighbors from down the hall to come share.
3. Have a Pizza Party: Cook pizzas from scratch with pizza dough and have your friends over! Everyone can make their own pizza with different toppings.
4. Enjoy a Home Cooked Meal at School: Make your favorite dinner from home, here on campus!
5. Dessert to Share: Convenient to make desserts for a get together and everyone will be impressed that you were able to whip something together!
I hope you find this useful and will take advantage of the kitchen in your residence hall, or another resident hall near by. The residence halls that have kitchens include Downing and Buell.
By: Brooke Maggard
When I came to Eastern, I clung to the first people I met and assumed we were going to be best friends for life. I soon realized that’s not how it worked…. As time went on and the people I first met grew apart I felt like I didn’t know many people. I wasn’t even sure why I was at Eastern. Then I decided to apply for a job and little did I know it would later become the best decision I would ever make while at Eastern.
I applied to be a tour guide through the Office of Admissions. During my interview, my now bosses asked me what my favorite color was and I immediately knew this is where I needed to be. Thankfully, I got the job! Throughout the fall semester my first year, I got to meet some of the most incredible people I had ever met. The office was filled with people who inspired me and pushed me to thrive and excel at Eastern. It was so exciting the first time I was ever asked to get lunch with friends or hang out for sleepovers and late nights at the library.
Finding where you belong in college is both the scariest and the most exciting experience. One day I felt confused as to why I was even here and then out of no where the reasons hit me in the face. I have people surrounding me who make this whole thing worth every single minute of stress.
We too often get wrapped up in the papers, tests, and deadlines and forget to appreciate the amazing people who make this time worth while. The lessons you learn and friends you gain through immersing yourself in college are ones you will get no where else. Don’t let this pass by while sitting around feeling like you don’t know anyone. Go out, meet people, and make a fool of yourself. I know I did and the people I have met have forever altered my life.
By: Sarah Orr
Have you decided to live on campus? Are you lonely and need a friend? Can you keep a fish alive?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then I have some great news! Non-flesh eating fish are allowed in the residence halls!
For most people this makes them feel all warm and fuzzy on the inside to have their own pet, but for me… it’s a disaster! I cannot keep fish alive to save my own life, so let me tell you a story…
A couple years back I decided to buy a goldfish; now I had fish in the past, but of course, they all decide to die on me. I believe this purchase was on a whim so I was not prepared to feed this creature properly. The only food we had available was Beta fish food and the thing about Beta fish food is… they contain FISH! If I were to feed Nemo, Goldie, Fishie, Fred, whatever I chose to name it, then I would’ve made him a cannibal and I did not want that responsibility, so what was I to do?
Of course I did the only thing I could think of to make sure Frodo didn’t starve, I fed him crackers. I figured it was a safe alternative to fish food, since Petsmart was closed, but I was dead wrong (pun intended). Within a matter of hours his water started to change chemically from the SALTINE crackers I fed Martha and it cut off his breathing.
At 2:15pm on March 12th, 2007 poor Dory breathed her last breath. I scooped her out, cleaned the tank, and swore to never purchase a fish again because obviously I’m not qualified to raise fish and effected the fish population in pet stores everywhere, go me!
All in all, if you’re the complete opposite of me (not a fish killer) or need someone to talk to when life gets rough then a pet fish may be for you. Just remember: Fish are friends, NOT food!
This blog explains the process of becoming employed on campus. It’s pretty simple.
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Student Employment is a powerful force behind the functioning of our campus, and students of all economic situations are now finding themselves employed by Eastern Michigan University. The University Advising and Career Development Center (UACDC) now best facilitates the employment of students both through College Work Study (CWS) and regular circumstances of student interest. In working with the UACDC, students receive access to job listings across campus as well as free assistance in writing a resume or practicing for professional interview situations. The UACDC can be found in McKenny Hall on the EMU campus, or contacted via phone at (734) 487-4278.
Some popular job opportunities on campus include:
Office Assistants (OA)
Front Desk Secretarial Workers
Resident Advisers (RA)
Student Eyes and Ears for University Safety (SEEUS)
and many more!
So if you are searching for productive ways to fill time, job experiences to put on future resumes, or just extra cash… Now you know! Contact the UACDC, and they can help you out.