The Residence Hall Association‘s Hall Wars is always a blast, and this year was no exception!
Hall Wars is a competition held between every residence hall on campus. During a day full of events, teams from every hall have the opportunity to show their hall pride, rock stellar team uniforms, compete in fun (and creative) games, and work together to try to win an awesome, huge trophy! And let’s not forget about the cool Hall Wars t-shirts and bragging rights!
Hall Wars is in its third year now and the theme changes every year. As you can see in these t-shirts, the theme for 2011 centered on superheroes while the theme for 2012 revolved around 90′s Nickolodeon cartoons and game shows. Both were a ton of fun! And I have been so lucky to have been involved and had so much fun at both of them. For me, though, neither 2011 nor 2012 can compare to Hall Wars 2010… because Hall Wars 2010 (the very first Hall Wars) was my creation.
The first Hall Wars was the brainchild of my advisor Mike and I when I was the RHA Activities Director during the 2009-2010 academic year. We started working on the project–a series of games and challenges–in October of 2009 with the support of my activities committee, a group of 14 RHA members and non-members alike. Together, the 16 of us planned, organized, recruited, and generally worked our tails off to put it all together. And in April of 2010, we did just that–giving life to a new and wildly popular RHA tradition.
So now, after 3 years in action, Hall Wars has grown into one of RHA’s largest annual events. I’m excited to see what it will look like in the future, and if this year is any indication, it’s only going to get better and better!