Thursday, September 07, 2006

Welcome to the Penthouse

Nyssa's Room.
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"Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community." ~ Anthony J. D'Angelo
Nyssa is a Resident Assistant in the brand new dorm at William and Mary. Her floor is officially known as the "attic", although she prefers to look on it as "The Penthouse". Each RA is responsible for decorating the bulletin boards on their floor (six in the attic) and making name tags for all the resident rooms. This is an upperclass dorm so most of the students are juniors and seniors. Nyssa wanted cloth covered tags with classy decorations and special touches so these would be mementos for each person. And here are some examples.

The boys were all similar; black velvet backgrounds, ties hand tied by Nyssa's grandpa and a touch of sparkle for the tie tac.

The girls were all different. Variable backgrounds, decorations and hanging ribbons. Much hot gluing, cutting, printing, threading and angst went into these tags. Three long days and two very long nights of work; but the results were worth it. Wow! Wish I had an RA like this back when I was in college!

I blurred out the room numbers for privacy purposes. (end of post)

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