RHA celebrates year, eyes improvement

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As this school year comes to a close, preparations for the next year are already underway with graduating students passing down their roles and responsibilities to the next wave of ambitious students.

Residence Hall Association, RHA, is a club that is not only prepares for the upcoming year, but also celebrates the successes of this past year.

“One thing that RHA did this year that we are particularly proud of was our variations in events and activities,” said junior Katy Kilsdonk.

Over the span of the year, RHA has hosted a variety of events; Hall-O-Safe, Pacific Olympics, Pacific’s Got Talent and the Pacific U Photo Challenge being some of the included events.

Each of their events were “pointed to different needs,” according to Kilsdonk, events and activities coordinator for RHA. “[We] were able to always interest a different group of Pacific University students.”

While their events were praiseworthy, said Kilsdonk, there are also some changes that that will occur next year to make it more successful.

One such change is that RHA will be redesigning Hall Councils. The redesign is meant to accommodate other changes that are occurring on campus.

Currently, each residential hall has its own hall council but next year there will only be two hall councils; one for the south side and one for the north side of campus.

With the new RHA board still in training, there has yet to be any major additions to the schedule for next year, but “[we] are planning on analyzing the current traditions we have on campus,” said Kilsdonk. “[RHA] plans to figure out what traditions are working for our residents and what new things we can explore.”


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