Posts Tagged ‘washington pacific university’


September 4

So I’m going to a party. A College party. Normally I wouldn’t even think about going, those things get pretty crazy, but who knows, maybe it’ll be fun?

… eh, maybe not.

Also, my friend Ashley is going, too, which will be cool. She’s this total sexpot that all the guys want. I play her wingwoman, deftly shooing away all the boys who don’t deserve her. It’s fun. Though it looks like tonight she’ll be playing MY wingwoman. Robin Matthews going to a College party with some friends… maybe I’m not such a weirdo after all.

Wish me luck!



Rush Week

September 2

You can always tell when Rush Week begins because all the boys start acting really weird. Or, you know, weirder than normal. And they start walking the halls covered in dirt, or suddenly they’re bald, or smell bad. Or, you know, smell worse than normal.


I’ve seen and heard some crazy things in my time here. Goat sacrifice, naked runs, way too much drinking, the works. The other day I overheard some things being planned by two Fratties that were so uncool, it made me want to take a shower.

Tell me again why Frats are fun?


Day One.

August 25


Hey All My New 3rd Floor Porters! Welcome to Washington Pacific and the 3rd Floor of the Port Dorm. I know you are all really stoked about starting college, I think it’s gonna be a great year. My name is Robin, I will be your RA. If you want to know more about me, go to my first blog entry: HERE.

My Summer Porters weren’t much for the interaction, but maybe you guys are. Feel free to leave me comments, I respond to everything.


Odd Jobs On Campus

June 27

We talk about how our generation has so many wild options for their career; how anything you want to do in the world can be done as a job.  And that’s true and it’s awesome.  But I say there’s no need to wait for the “real world” to start that wild ride.  There’s some really interesting jobs you can get on campus right now.  Have you been to the Career Center?

You can sign up to be a:

–    Cereal Spooner in the DLG Cafeteria
–    Mail Runner (literally, you have to run mail across campus.  With your feet.)
–    Night Safety Walker, where a girl can call you to come and walk her home at night (a GREAT job, actually)
–    Test Patient for the Psych Department
–    Reader (that’s what you do.  You read stuff.  Does anyone know more about this?)

That’s a cool list of things to do.

I like odd jobs.  Had one in high school.  Remember how I told you that my hometown has a Jelly Belly Factory? (of course you read that post).  Well, I worked there.  I did quality control.  The machines would reject misshapen beans and we would inspect them to see if they were worth putting back into the system.  If you ever got a jelly bean that was over-sized or shaped like a square, that was me.

You’re welcome.


Go Tremper Trojans!

June 7

A few of you guys gave me some weird looks the other day, and I THINK it’s because of the sweatshirt I was wearing (or they weren’t weird looks and I’M just weird, what do I know?).  I guess I’m supposed to wear Washington Pacific stuff, but I can’t help it, it’s my favorite sweatshirt.


Obviously I am not an XXXL, I just like big sweatshirts!  Tremper is the High School I went to back home.  We were the Tremper Trojans, and we pretty much rocked.  The “Athletics” part of the sweatshirt is kind of ironic, cause I never actually played sports, but I was on the Dance Team in Freshman Year, so I’m counting it!


Greetings from 3A!

June 2


Hey there all my Grizzlies in the Port Dorm, I am Robin, your friendly Resident Advisor in 3A.   A quick bit about me: I’m a Senior, an Online Communications Major (which is basically a fancy way of saying I’m majoring in the Internet), this is my third year as a RA and I rarely yell, so please don’t be afraid to come to me with any problems you are having.  My door is always open, even when it’s closed.

When I was an RA in the Pioneer Dorm last year I got the sense that people didn’t really know how to talk to me.  Me being an RA they always expected I was going to bust them for having someone in their room, write them up for having their music too loud, or that I was just a generally scary person.  Which just isn’t true.  You can keep your music as loud as you’d like!

I figured that if I started this blog, gave you guys a peak into what goes on in the mind of an RA, you wouldn’t be so weird around me (plus, I get course credit for blogging.  Bonus!).  After all, I’m a college student, too.  I’m on scholarship here, and this RA job is a condition of that scholarship.  We have the same workload, same pressures, and same concerns.  We even share one big thing in common: we’re both worried about YOU.

It’s Summer Session, there are not a lot of us in this dorm, so let’s all try to be friends.  Please feel free to comment, too!


P.S.  Oh, and I was just kidding before, keep your music down.  😉