Today's Events

Physically Safe and Culturally Safe Halloween

Friday, October 31, 2014 11:08 AM - 11:08 AM PDT

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Halloween isn't just about being safe physically and mentally. An often overlooked aspect to Halloween is how to be safe and respectful regarding culture. Offensive costumes are unfortunately seen ...

Trick-or-Treat

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT

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A program where I will make my room a trick-or-treat room and on my door I will have maps of Santa Cruz city and the fines that are imposed this weekend. I will also be making small posters of "Is ...

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Halloween Movie Marathon

Friday, October 31, 2014 7:00 PM - Saturday, November 01, 2014 1:00 AM PDT

floor lounge

Come watch some scary and some not so scary movies in the 5th floor lounge in B building. We will be marathoning through some horror/thriller movies found on Netflix like Carrie, Children of the Co...

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Bust A Move - Ghostbusters Halloween Dance

Friday, October 31, 2014 10:00 PM - Saturday, November 01, 2014 1:00 AM PDT

Merrill Cultural Center

A huge Merrill dance to show off your spooky style. Wear your costume and dance the night away! This program is held at the Merrill Cultural Center from 10pm to 1am.

Upcoming Events

Dia De Los Muertos

Sunday, November 02, 2014 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM PST

other

A trip with my residents to the Dia De Los Muertos festival held by El Centro in the Multi Purpose room at College 9/10.

Root Beer Floats and Board Games

Sunday, November 02, 2014 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST

floor lounge

Come enjoy Root Beer Floats and Board Games while learning about alcohol safety.

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Decorate Cookies with your Academic Advisors! (A Building Residents)

Tuesday, November 04, 2014 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST

floor lounge

Want to meet your advisors, but haven't made it over to their office? Or, just want to chat with them while nomming on cookies? Join us for cookie decorating with the Merrill Academic Advisors.

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Remember, Remember, the 5th of November (ML)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM PST

C-Dorm Lounge

Watch the movie "V for Vendetta" and discuss the historical importance of the gunpowder treason plot, how the Guy Fawkes image and mask has become a symbol for movements like Anonymous, and compare...

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Remember, Remember, the 5th of November (BG)

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM PST

C-Dorm Lounge

Watch the movie "V for Vendetta" and discuss the historical importance of the gunpowder treason plot, how the Guy Fawkes image and mask has become a symbol for movements like Anonymous. We will be ...

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Decorate Cookies with your Academic Advisors! (B, C, & D Building Residents)

Thursday, November 06, 2014 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM PST

Moat

Want to meet your advisors, but haven't made it over to their office? Or, just want to chat with them while nomming on cookies? Join us for cookie decorating with the Merrill Academic Advisors.

Cash and Cazh

Saturday, November 08, 2014 11:03 AM - 11:03 AM PST

Merrill Cultural Center

A trip to the Capitola mall! Learn the Santa Cruz bus system, how to get to where your going, and step into the rest of Santa Cruz county. While at the mall, learn about dressing appropriately for ...

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Talent Show / Open Mic Night

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 7:00 PM - 10:01 PM PST

Merrill Cultural Center

Students take to the stage (preferably in costume!) and showcase their talents!

Breathe Deep and Smoke Free

Thursday, November 13, 2014 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PST

other

This program provides a chance for students to learn breathe techniques and stress release strategies. Resources about smoke free campus and support group will be available as well.

Pancakes and Personalities

Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

floor lounge

A program where residents can enjoy chocolate chip pancakes and take a quick personality test that allows them to learn how they communicate within themselves and with others. This can also teach r...

Teacher Appreciation

Thursday, November 20, 2014 2:30 PM - 5:30 PM PST

other

A chance for you to write and decorate letters for the one you want to appreciate. Come and write a letter to give thanks and appreciate your teacher.

16 Things

Sunday, November 23, 2014 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM PST

floor lounge

The 16 things I am most grateful for are...

Ongoing Events

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In 2014, I Challenge Myself To...

Sunday, January 05, 2014 12:00 AM - Wednesday, December 31, 2014 11:55 PM PST

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Post a blank note on the room doors for each resident, with a prompt encouraging them to each write a New Years Resolution which they will see every day.

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Red Solo Cup, Dont Fill Me Up

Monday, October 13, 2014 6:30 PM - Sunday, November 30, 2014 3:30 PM PST

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Come read and learn about what is really in your red solo cup! Beer? Liquor? Wine? They all have different quantities and specific lines on the Solo Cup to tell you how much of a standard drink you...

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I want you (to register to vote)

Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 PM - Tuesday, November 04, 2014 11:00 PM PST

other

Make a difference by becoming a registered voter. This is a passive program.

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Puzzle Pieces to Picassos

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 3:00 PM - Friday, June 19, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

Make puzzles, glue them to cardboard pieces, and hang them throughout the building as cool decorations!

Social Injustice Poster

Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:57 AM - Thursday, November 06, 2014 11:57 AM PST

other

Passive program where residents can share times where they've felt victimized by some sort of social injustice. Residents can then have the moment to become aware of what others have gone through a...

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License to Kill

Saturday, October 25, 2014 1:07 PM - Friday, December 19, 2014 1:07 PM PST

other

Members of the building are challenged to "assassinate" one another by covertly handing their target(s) an assigned daily item.

Social Justice Super Heroes!

Sunday, November 09, 2014 12:10 PM - Monday, November 24, 2014 11:10 AM PST

other

Passive program that shines a light on special individuals that have helped, influenced, or supported any movement that brought help and education to those that need it.

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World Events Map

Thursday, November 20, 2014 1:39 PM - Friday, June 12, 2015 11:55 AM PDT

C-Dorm Lounge

A posted map of the world on which I could post clippings, photographs, and information about various international events that happen throughout the year.