Berry Yo!!!

Last night we had our berry yo event with some residents before we all leave for fall break. This was a great way for residents to relax and wind down for the week. This week and next week is when students may have multiple midterms or other exams going on and this is a chance to get off campus and away from the stress of college. Doing little things like this for yourself and getting away from stress are very important for a successful semester. We didn’t have very many people but we had a great time getting frozen yogurt! Hope you all have a great and save weekend and good luck on any midterms!

~Ryan and Nicole


 

 

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Homecoming results!

For those of you who didn’t know last week during homecoming week Rountree took third place overall and first out of all the resident halls!! This was a huge accomplishment for Rountree to be first place out of resident halls and 3rd place overall even ahead of some fraternities! One aspect of the judging was house decs where we decked out the common area by the classroom for a few hours. If you didn’t notice we had a safari tour theme and I got to be a kangaroo for this. For this and our float we had very many compliments about.

~Ryan

Door decs!

If you haven’t noticed by now we got new door decs! They are in the shape of fruit in hope of encouraging you to eat healthy. In addition a fun fact is calorie for calorie broccoli actually has more protein in it than steak!
~Ryan 

Don’t get super smashed bro!

If you haven’t noticed we have a new bulletin board by the kitchen!! Being homecoming week I encourage everyone to stop by and read the board. If you make the choice to consume alcohol use these simple tips to stay safe. But be aware that the drinking age is 21 and by law no one under the age should be consuming alcohol. Have a good week and stay safe!

~Ryan

Peterson Farm Bros!!!

On Sunday the Peterson Farm Bros came to Platteville! The Peterson Farm Bros are 3 brothers from Kansas who became famous on YouTube within a week. On Sunday Greg Peterson the brother who started it all came to UWP. He gave a speech talking about their whole story. What got them into making YouTube videos, their meanings, and what they do now.

Greg is currently a full time motivational speaker and part time working on the farm. While in school many people did not understand much about farming or why they do it. Greg was going to school for financial agriculture with a minor in film when he decided to ask his brothers to make a parody to the song “I’m sexy and I know it”. His brothers laughed and said no to this idea. They then decided to just make it and laugh at it with their friends. The ended up naming the song “I’m Farming and I grow it”. When they posted the video it instantly went viral. The same week the brothers were flown to New York to be interviewed about their video. They were three farm boys flying for their first time and to New York. He said they were for sure out of place there.

View the video here! I’m farming and I grow it

After the first video they all thought they were a one hit wonder. They went back to class and doing their normal daily things. With no plans to make another video. Then the popular song “Gangnam Style” broke lose. When that broke they decided they the needed to make another song to it. This song they named “Farmer style”. This again went viral even more so than the first. The song currently sits at over 17million views!

View the video here! Farmer Style

Since then the brothers have made many more videos that have gone viral. Greg had said their purpose for those video and all of their videos is to educate people about farming and the importance of it. Many people are unaware of what farmers do and how important it is. Farming is very important to the American culture no matter who you are. The brothers also started a blog to address farming and many issues people may have about it. They address misunderstood aspects in agriculture like “farms torture animal” or “farmers poison us”. They provide incite on those topics and many more. Farming is one of the single most important jobs in America.

View the blog here! Peterson farm bros blog

Another lesson we can learn is that they are proof, where if you are passionate about something you love you can effect millions of people. No one thought that three farmers from Kansas could ever reach millions of people but look what they did and continue to do.

~Ryan and Nicole

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Homecoming!

Guess what…..? It is…. HOMECOMING WEEK! There are so many events on campus to get involved in. Check out the link to see what events are going on when: https://www.uwplatt.edu/cpr/homecoming

The week is so fun but only if you get involved. If you are interested in taking a break from studying and school, please let me know what events you are interested in be involved in and I will pass your name to the right people.

Yesterday, we participated in the banner ceremony and volleyball. Though we did not place for the banner, we did come in second for the volleyball game!

Have a great Homecoming week!

~Nicole Haller