BY: KENYA HUNTER
On September 17th, in Thurmond McRae, Brenau’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) sororities, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, hosted an event entitled “Home Away From Home.” The event featured an open discussion about ways to transition from life at home to life as a college student. These tips were targeted at the freshman, but can be helpful for any college student away from home. Many different ideas, thoughts, and experiences were shared at the event. Here are the top 4 things that were discussed:
Nearly everyone in the room had a story regarding procrastination. It rarely works out in anyone’s favor. All attendees in the discussion concluded that time management is key to being successful in college.
2. Long distance relationships CAN work!
When the question, “How can you make long distance relationships work?” came up in the discussion, Cinnamon Hill, who attended the event said, “You don’t know how long distance relationships are unrealistic in college.” Many of the other attendees disagreed.
“I’m in a fairly new long distance relationship right now,” Quanesha Davis said, “and right now, we are still adjusting to being away from each other. I think that communication is the key to these relationships.”
We are in college preparing for the rest of our lives, but that does not necessarily mean that you have to put your love life on hold. Just balance it out and communicate!
3.Your suitemates can get fined if they don’t help you clean the bathroom.
Just about anyone who has had to share the bathroom with three other people know the struggle of having an agreement to keep the bathroom clean. If your suitemates are not being cooperative in helping you keep the bathroom clean talk to you Resident Assistant (RA).
Your RA will help you and your suitemates set up a bathroom schedule and contract agreement to uphold it. “If they don’t go by the schedule put in place,” said Shakiera Jackson, an RA who attended the event, “they can get fined for not keeping it clean.”
4. TAKE OUATTARA!
Whenever you have to take a history class, most students suggest any class of Dr. Ouattara’s. All of our history professors are amazing, but Dr. Ouattara is the most popular. His sense of humor and methods critical thinking gives history a whole new twist. Everyone should take at least one of his classes before they graduate!
Overall, Home Away From Home was a fun, yet informative event. For more information on events hosted by NPHC either check This Week at Brenau, or contact Debbie Thompson, Be sure to add the Rho Eta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc, and the Tau Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc, on Facebook!
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