Author Archives: Mara Kaiser

Finding Housing after the housing portal has closed

Due to a limited number of housing spaces available, Res Life cannot guarantee housing to all who fill out a housing application. Each year, when it appears that every room has been filled, each person participating in the housing lottery … finish reading Finding Housing after the housing portal has closed

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The Group Interview

Friendly neighborhood senior HA here to give some tips on that daunting (and exciting) group interview. “Group interview, what’s that?” you may ask. The group interview is the last phase of the HA interview process. Here are some logistics: You will … finish reading The Group Interview

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HA Interviews: 2 cents from a current HA

The first round of HA interviews is coming up! These interviews will be individual, where the candidate will sit down with a senior HA and a Resident Director (RD) to answer a few questions and ask a few of their … finish reading HA Interviews: 2 cents from a current HA

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Applying to be a House Advisor

Time is flying past us, and soon it will be December 1st, 2015: the day that the House Advisor job application becomes available for the school year of 2016-17. Being an HA is a yearlong commitment to a residence hall … finish reading Applying to be a House Advisor

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HA Superstar 1: Camila

Camila Medina Mora is our first HA superstar! She kindly answered my questions about her experience as an HA and as a Reedie. This is  my second year as an HA, I am a senior art major, and I use … finish reading HA Superstar 1: Camila

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Meet Your New Bloggers: Mara

Hi Reed, My name is Mara, and I’ll be writing blog posts through Summer 2k15 and into the next school year! I’m going to be a Senior biology major, which is a daunting thing to be able to say out … finish reading Meet Your New Bloggers: Mara

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Coffee Shops of SouthEast PDX

What really makes a coffee shop great? Free wifi is a must. Cheap refills, perhaps? Sufficient table room to spread out your computer and textbook? The availability of “real” food (sandwiches rather than sweet muffins)? In this series we explore shops … finish reading Coffee Shops of SouthEast PDX

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Res Hall Series Reveals: Foster Sholz MacNaughton

Besides FSMs proximity to food, the gym, and bus routes, there are a lot of great things that the residents this year have experienced or learned about it. Meet Ellie, Tenzin, and Emmie! They allowed us into their worlds to … finish reading Res Hall Series Reveals: Foster Sholz MacNaughton

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Res Hall Series Reveals: The Cross Canyons

Hi there! My name is Mara, a rising Senior biology major here at Reed. For the past three years, I have lived in three different Cross Canyon residence halls. I’m here to shine some light on the wonderful communities that … finish reading Res Hall Series Reveals: The Cross Canyons

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