The Santa Rosa Rhinos have been having a pretty awesome year so far. Our hall is home to over 600 of the most friendly and community-oriented students on campus. So far, we’ve had numerous movie nights, study jams, yoga sessions, we competed in All Hall Brawl and we even hosted a huge Super Bowl party for all of Chi-5! One of our most momentous events was when we immortalized our hall mascot by purchasing a costume; and thus... Rosita the Rhino was born! She comes to all of our major events and keeps Da Rosa spirit alive! But you can’t just take one perspective... who better to explain how great it’s been than our very own residents? We asked several residents what they love about living in Santa Rosa... So here a few things that our rezzies love about their hall:
Our sense of community
“Everyone is fabulous”
The awesome DA’s
The ocean view
“The people are basically the best ever”
Our awesome staff!
A great recreation room
We practice “human kindness”
It’s “home away from home”
Our rad mascot, Rosita!
“My family is here”
“The diverse people”
The best RA’s!
So there you have it! We are definitely proud to be Da Rosa Rhinos. This year has been all about meeting our second family, building from previous years’ foundation, and setting our own new traditions. We’re so glad to be a part of a community within our own hall, within Chi-5, and within the school!
Da Rosa <3’s UCSB!!!
Hello UCSB Residents,
I am here to give you all the latest rundown of what is going on in San Nicolas and the Chi Five area. Although All Hall Brawl was three weeks ago, I’d still like to thank all the residents from every hall who went, for demonstrating pride in your buildings and the residence halls as a whole. Recent developments in the area include a Glow in the Dark Volleyball tournament being held on February 28th around 8pm. If you have witnessed any construction going on in the Chi Five area, it is probably because they are currently working on an outdoor gym which is completed and opened yesterday. Also if you are a San Nicolas resident, keep your eyes out for a March Madness Competition where you can try to predict what will happen in this year's basketball playoff season (prize for the winner). San Nicolas is also recycling for Project Care, so our hall will be collecting recycled bottles and cans from floor lounge recycling bins in order to raise money for Project Care. The floor that raises the most money, accumulates the least amount of damage, and demonstrates their awareness of Project Care principles will win a pizza party at the end of Spring Quarter. For any UCSB resident, do you have any brilliant ideas on how to improve your residence hall or anything run by housing? If so, there is a way to submit your ideas. Use this link https://info.housing.ucsb.edu/ci.aspx to submit your ideas to be looked at by IGEN and it may actually be implemented in the time you spend here in the residence halls. On that note, I hope you all enjoy the rest of winter quarter and good luck on finals because they are just around the corner.
San Nicolas Hall Council President
SAN MIGUEL!!!!! I'm sorry but I am just so stoked to be living in this Residence Hall and being able to represent these amazing residents in Hall Council. We do our best here to provide the residents here with an awesome community experience. Being the residence hall with the smallest population on campus comes with its advantages and disadvantages, but disadvantages are negligible. We're just awesome. We're stoked for All Hall Brawl, and we have the spirit to prove it. If anything, being a San Miguelian speaks for itself, and we're going to come in kicking.
Our duck selfies for the I Heart UCSB initiative were through the roof, and our hall's baby basil plant is growing astoundingly well in our hall (it must be the stellar environment of San Miguel-the same growth can be seen in our residents :) . As for Hall Council, we're doing as excellent as ever. We just recently had a viewing of Blackfish in our formal lounge as a program from our Environmental Chair, a multicultural event coming up, and we just had a Superbowl party with the help of our Athletics Chair. In regards to Project CARE, our only damages have come from accidental fire alarms after hours, so you know that our residents care about their home. The San Miguel- Silver (platinum) Manta-Rays (yes, (S&M)^2). Our plans for the rest of Winter quarter are of immense magnitude, and for Spring? Well, you'll just have to see. San Miguel so SWELL.
Hey everyone! If we haven't met or if you haven't heard my name's Travis and I'm one of your presidents for Manzanita. If you ever see a guy rolling by on a bike with bumping music holler and say what's up! Speaking of bikes, my RHA program BIKES 101 was this past week and it went great! A lot of people showed up and one lucky person got a free bike! Keep an eye out for BIKES 102! Anywho, All Hall Brawl is coming up and I couldn't be more psyched! If you don't know me, I'm a really spirited person. You'll likely see me decked out in our awesome Manzanita t-shirts bleeding light blue paint all over. Hall Council has been working on my embarrassing cheers I'm making them to do and I just hope all the other residence halls are ready to compete with us! There will be a Pep rally right before All Hall Brawl on February 5th that will be right in front of De Anza so come on down and limber up as we prepare to take the trophy this year! First 50 people to show up also get free shirts so get them while they're hot!
So that's all I have to say for now. If you have any comments, questions, suggestions, feel free to come to my weekly office hours! Peace out!
My Office Hours:
Tuesdays: San Nicolas RHA Office 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Thursdays: De Anza RHA Office 10:30AM - 11:30AM
Editor's Note: These are two separate updates; above by Ginwoo Pak, and below by Lacy Wright.
All Hall Brawl is almost upon us and with it unity and fellowship follow amongst the Santa Catalina South Tower Residents. All Hall Brawl is a program in which all of the Residence Halls come together under the Thunderdome and duke it out to prove once and for all which Hall is the best! In other words, it is the same as the rallies we all had in high school. Where the classes were pitted against each other but now it’s our respective halls. San Cat South is ready and geared up for the up and coming battle. Just to name a few of our gear: shirts, temporary tattoos, face paint, and much more! We made sure to make the shirts only $5 so that every resident could have the chance to buy one and wear it for All Hall Brawl. The competition isn’t the only thing to look forward to at the Brawl. There is also going to be Raffle Prizes like a 40” Flat Screen TV, PS3, Beats Pill, and iPad Mini! I mean, come on! Those are some awesome prizes and if you go to All Hall Brawl your chances of winning increases to about 100%! If that’s not enough to entice people to come, then I don’t know what is. Oh wait, did I mention it’s going to be super fun and you will not regret going and this is a once in a lifetime (more like once a year) chance to experience something like this? I hope to see you all there!
Just wanted to fill everyone in on a project I have going on at Santa Catalina South. Our hall council is working on creating a textbook library for the residence hall so students would not need to bike back to Davidson Library to access the course reserves. I am hoping to get a cabinet full of textbooks, particularly the ones most popular for freshman, like Anthropology 2, Greek Mythology, Psychology 1, etc. These textbooks would be loaned out for short periods of time to students, allowing residents to share these textbooks and also save them a huge amount of money that textbooks, even the rentals, cost us. Additionally, this project would also help the environment by saving paper from the multitude of individual textbooks students would be using if they had not been able to share the same. To me this project represents more than a just a cash saving project, but a way for every resident not only to help themselves, but to take all the resources they used to learn and thrive in class and then pass them along to the future generations of students who will live in Santa Catalina.
If anyone is interested in helping with this project or donating their books, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org! We’re always open to donations of any books in any condition. We will be holding a raffle for everyone who donates a book, the more books you donate the more entries into the raffle you receive.
Yours til the art works,
Co-President of Santa Catalina South Residence Hall