Archive for March 23rd, 2018

RASK inspires weekly amigurumi scavenger hunt

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

By Merissa Anderson
Collegian Editor

Following the recent involvement of the RASK Force (Random Acts of Selfless Kindness) on campus, Leanna Coon, Writing Paraprofessional at Rimmer Learning and Resource Center, along with Desiree Coon, IT Support Analyst, have worked together to hand crochet and hide tiny stuffed animals known as amigurumi.

Since the idea came about in February, the pair has hidden five amigurumi and hope to continue the event weekly.

“Desiree had the idea to put out little critters for RASK because it would be a way to cheer people up, and market Rimmer by tying it to Facebook.” Leanna Coon said. “We have clues posted before we hide each amigurumi with a note that has the website address so that people can post their photos and share them with us online.”

One such found amigurumi was a cat that was picked up by an anonymous passerby and then passed around campus before coming back into the hands of Hannah Gomez, a front desk writing tutor at RLRC.

“It wasn’t originally found by me, but it was passed around to me after traveling campus,” Gomez said. “It was so squishy, and it brought me a lot of joy to look at how cute it was.”

Included on the amigurumi is a note with a happy quote and instructions on how to post their find on the the Rimmer Facebook page, Hutch CC Rimmer Services.

A faculty member’s young daughter, upon hearing about the amigurumi scavenger hunt, used the posted clues to seek out a crocheted Ariel hiding in the ocean section of the library.

Shortly after, her smiling face was posted and the amigurumi’s purpose was fulfilled.

“I think (the amigurumis) and RASK is a good idea to make people more mindful of others’ feelings, and just make their day a little better.” Leanna Coon said. “I like knowing that it’s going to cheer somebody up and having a little project that I can complete relatively quickly.”

Depending on the size of the amigurumi, it can take between a few hours to several days to complete one for the scavenger hunt that is free and available to all students on Wednesdays.

Mourning about morning people

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

I don’t know about you, but I am the type of person who does not like being bothered first thing in the morning.

I will never understand those people who wake up in the morning so chipper and happy. It takes me about an hour and a cup of coffee to be fully aware of what I need to do. Sometimes, I’m still too tired to function so I’m just dragging myself around and nodding off in class.

I beg of you, if you see me walking around campus in the morning, don’t talk to me because I will either ignore you of flat out be rude.

Another thing that I can’t wrap my head around is how there are some people in this world who only need one alarm set in the morning to get up. I didn’t’ know that was possible. I have to have at least five, at most eight, alarms set so I will hear at least one of them and get up. They start at 5:20 a.m. and go on to about 7:05. Sometimes, I’m lucky if I actually get up to those.

I guess what I am getting at is that I love my sleep and I am grumpy in morning. I purposely stay up until about 2 a.m. when I don’t have classes, so I can sleep most of the day since I don’t have to work until the evening. There are some nights that I just can’t get sleep at all, and the coffee just won’t help.

My case Wednesday wasn’t very good though. I didn’t sleep well at all. I got up at 6:30 a.m., I made a cup of coffee, but of course I couldn’t enjoy it because, me being me, got perfume in it. Yes, you read that right. I got perfume in my coffee. So, here’s to hoping Friday morning will go smoothly and I can enjoy my spring break.