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The Student News Site of Chatham University


The Student News Site of Chatham University


Woodland RHC hosts a Hippie Night in Rea Coffeehouse

Everyone was getting groovy at the Woodland RHC event on November 13. Woodland’s Residence Hall Council hosted a Hippie Night, where Chatham students could find their inner flower child. Rea Coffeehouse was taken back time, with a tie-dye station, a hippie photo booth and puffy paint.

Even the food was festive with  confetti cake and peace sign cookies courtesy of Pankhurst Catering. The event was a combined effort of the entire Woodland RHC, with Jessie Hinkle acting as president, Heathir McIntyre as Vice-President, Amber Starr as Communications Coordinator, and Olivia Bauer as Sustainability Coordinator.

“At first we didn’t knoe what type of event we wanted to hold. What we did know is we want to have it in Rea Coffeehouse. Once that was established, the idea evolved from there” said RHC advisor Kaitlyn Bonzo.

The idea for the Hippie Night was inspired by an activity that was held a few months earlier. On September 1, The Office of Residence Life and Student Activities-Student Affairs sponsored a tie-dye night in each residence hall. The event was a huge success. However, there were limited supplies and many students did not have the chance to participate. Woodland RHC wanted to provide them with the opportunity.

“I think the event turned out very well,” said Starr. “Everyone, including myself enjoyed the tie-dye and the puffy paint.”

The event certainly peaked student interest with around 44 people in attendance.

“We are very happy with our turnout. All the supplies have been used, almost all of the t-shirts have been taken and all the cake is gone. It seems people really like the event”, said Bauer.

New Coordinator of Residence Life and Woodland RHC Advisor, Devin Fabian gave the event high marks.

“The event really shows how innovative undergraduates are and how well they know their fellow students.” The number of students who came out of their rooms to spend time with one another, created the community spirit our office strives for.”

Students also agreed, saying it was fun event and a great time to spend with friends and make memories.

“I could not be more pleased with the event,” said Hinkle. “ My board is a wonderful group of hardworking ladies and I could not have done it without them.”

The next RHC event is the Hockey Tailgate hosted by the Rea and Laughlin on December 6 at 8 p.m. in the McKnight Hockey Center located at Shady Side Academy. In partnership with the Chatham University Relay For Life Committee, the Rea and Laughlin RHC will be collecting “bail money” to “free Carson from jail.”

All funds raised will go towards Relay for Life to help fund cancer research. Relay For Life will take place February 6 from 12 p.m. to midnight.

The Communique’s Squirrel Code is also doing work with Relay for Life through “Selfie with a Squirrel.” Take a selfie with a squirrel or donate to Relay For Life. Join a team or start a team and then nominate three  friends to take the challenge. Post the pictures using the hashtag  #selfiewithasquirrel or #SQRLCODE.

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