Some students enjoyed breakfast event, but not the outsider so much.
By Callie Chase, for The Clarion
Mary Hitt sat down outside for a free breakfast in Kresge Courtyard.
“I think there is just an overall vibe of sophomores knowing each other,” said Hitt, a graphic design major. “… as a junior and only knowing my RA, I just feel a little bit out of place.”
The sun blinds Hitt and her roommates as they eat eggs and sausages on Saturday morning. She lives in Arden Village West, housing designated for sophomores.
Her roommate, Gretta Sheehan, is a resident assistant who runs to make sure coffee cups are filled, donuts eaten, and eggs cooked. Sheehan stops at Hitt’s table.
“I have a couple minutes to take a break. Guys, thanks so much for coming!” Sheehan said. Hitt distracts herself by asking a couple girls to eat donuts hanging from a tree, a game Sheehan and the other RAs must have set up prior to the event.
She had to arrive an hour in advance to prepare and set up for students from Arden Village and Lissner to enjoy a meal together.
This Residence Life group of RAs and RDs publicized this event only by word of mouth and small messages sent to individual groups. No posters hanging around school.
Gretta Sheehan thoroughly enjoyed the event. “I would definitely say this was a success,.” Sheehan said.