Today’s post is from Brittany J., a junior mechanical engineering major from Lee’s Summit, Mo.
NOTE: The following blog post will make you hungry
Wherever you go in life, you must be able to find the three fundamental Fs: Family, Friends, and Food. At The University of Tulsa, I’ve found my family in my sorority sisters, my friends through the various activities the university has to offer, and, of course, I have found a wide variety of food options. From free food on campus to delicious desserts and weekly traditions, there is always something delicious to eat around the city.
The week begins with Sunday, so that’s where we’ll start. The perfect Sunday place to be is The Brook. The Brook is the perfect place to go with your family before they leave after their weekend visit. The home-style food is sure to fill you up and ensure you have leftovers for the next day. My sisters and I love delving into a pile of their delicious homemade fries covered in cheese and all things delicious. Another fan favorite is the mac and cheese that can also be ordered as a side item accompanying many dinner plates.
Some people would say the best kind of food is free food. If that’s you, then TU is the place to be. With all of the different activities and clubs on campus, you can probably find free food for 90% of your meals throughout the week. Most Monday nights you can participate in $5 dinners and all of the proceeds go to charity. You get delicious, cheap food and get to feel good about yourself. Definitely a win-win situation.
Spring semester is my favorite semester; the weather is getting warmer, summer break is approaching, and campus is a fluster of activity. I live in the all-freshman hall, Fisher South, and the programs that this building is responsible for in the spring are some of the most enjoyable. The Fisher South Hall government has kept busy all year and this week it hosted the second annual Fisher South Awards.
Fisher South hall government 2014-2015.
The Fisher South Awards is a night to be a little sentimental and reflect back on the year as a whole. A ballot sent out to the entire building with over 40 awards for which residents could nominate their friends, or sometimes themselves. These awards include categories such as “Best Bromance,” “Best Dancer,” “Best Couple that Never Was,” “Most likely to Start a Fire,” and “Biggest Gamer.” With so many categories, there was an abundance of nominations. A final ballot was created so students could vote on their favorites. Within two days, half of the building residents had sent in their votes. Everyone was talking about it!
The lobby of Fisher South was transformed into a venue fit for a prestigious awards show…red carpet and all.
It is the last full week of classes at TU, and that also means crunch time before we get to leave for winter break. In between studying for finals, there are a lot of celebrations to enjoy and look forward to. This past week, two resident assistants in Fisher South put on a program to deck the halls. With the help of residents, the whole hall turned into a holiday explosion. The first floor is the Christmas floor complete with three different Christmas trees.
On the second floor, the holiday is Hanukkah.
The third floor is decorated for Kwanzaa, but the decorations were covered by a multitude of students busy with their studies. The wall is covered with paper candles and banners in black, red, and green.
On each floor there are little notes that have facts about each holiday. So not only is it spirited, but we all get to learn a little about different cultural celebrations.
Fisher South also got to celebrate having 99% of the building complete the second round of MapWorks. This is a survey that helps staff get to know how they can better help the residents and how they are doing throughout the semester. This time, the reward was a chocolate party and it was the perfect way to take a break from studying.