Gender-Inclusive Housing: An Interview with Em Rademaker

Kaylyn HaslundIf anyone has started applying for future housing, you may be seeing a new option at the bottom of the online application, one that has the option for Gender Inclusive housing. Now what that entails is being able to live with people of, well, all genders. We were able to get in touch with housing Resident life coordinator Em Rademaker and get their input on the new policy and how the staff came to making it a reality. Continue reading “Gender-Inclusive Housing: An Interview with Em Rademaker”

Code 2319: Housing Health Inspections

For the UAS Whalesong
Before you ask, my title is in reference to the film Monsters Inc., specifically, from a scene where a monster returns from the humans’ world but has been “contaminated” by a sock, so he’s promptly tackled by monsters in biohazard suits shouting about a “Code 2319.” I thought that the title and scene were at least remotely applicable when discussing the topic at hand, which is the new Health and Safety Inspections that are soon to be enacted by Residence Life.
I’ve heard friends and classmates express alarm and confusion over these inspections, so I thought I would write an informative article clarifying what they are and how they will affect students living on campus housing. You probably got a brightly colored sheet of paper telling you what a Health and Safety Inspection is and why it’s happening – but in case you lost it, or didn’t read it, I am here to remind you. Continue reading “Code 2319: Housing Health Inspections”

Attack on Thumbtacks

For the UAS Whalesong
Many of you may be aware that there has been a recent change in housing rules and regulations, about which housing residents were summoned to a mandatory meeting a few weeks ago. The changes discussed were mostly little things – a reference to the new smoke-free status of campus and housing, a brief reminder not to drink in under-21 apartments, a plea for students to refrain from doing drugs and partaking of other illegal substances, and intimations that shouting profanities from the windows of your domicile would be frowned upon. But one of the new changes was met with immediate murmurs of dissent – the use of thumbtacks, for reasons at the time unknown (but which I will explain later in this article), is now forbidden. Continue reading “Attack on Thumbtacks”