6 Reasons Why You Should Support Alpha Delta Pi's Homers And Hogs

6 Reasons Why You Should Support Alpha Delta Pi's Homers And Hogs

An annual philanthropy you won't want to miss!
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For the women of Alpha Delta Pi, the week leading up to their Homers and Hogs event is a time where they are able to come together and make a significant difference in the community. This annual philanthropy consists of various events throughout the week, ending with a home run derby. Besides the exciting events, the philanthropy supports Ronald McDonald House Charities right here in Tallahassee.


1. Car chalking.

Kicking off the week, Alpha Delta Pi will be writing on car windows to spread the word about the upcoming events for the week. Stop by the Civic Center on Tuesday, October 10th from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. If you're a member of a fraternity, and your brother is participating in our Diamond Man competition, this is an easy way for you to help his campaign.

2. Chipotle share at night.

Come out to the Chipotle on Tennessee Street on October 11 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. A percentage of the money earned will be going back to Alpha Delta Pi's philanthropy.

3. Ronald McDonald House Charities.

For many families with a sick child, they are required to travel far from home in order for their child to receive proper care. Staying in hotels for long periods of time can be expensive and exhausting. Families are forced to commute back and forth, leaving their family divided for periods of time.

This is why the Ronald McDonald House was created, to give a home away from home to families in need. Thanks to RMHC, families are reunited and are able to remain close to their sick child while he or she is receiving care. Since Alpha Delta Pi's partnership with Ronald McDonald House Charities in 1979, they have raised over 16 million dollars for the organization.

The Iota chapter of Alpha Delta Pi is lucky to have a Ronald McDonald House here in Tallahassee. Because of this, they are able to witness firsthand, the impact that the money fundraised from Homers and Hogs has on the house.

4. BBQ dinner.

Every year, the women of Alpha Delta Pi open their home to the community of Tallahassee for a BBQ dinner. The event will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the house and tickets will be $5. Your ticket will include your meal and they can be purchased at the door, or from a sister.

5. Pop tab competition.

The pop tab competition will be part of the Diamond Man competition. At the BBQ dinner, the men competing will see who can accumulate the most pop tabs. These pop tabs are then given to Ronald McDonald House Charities where they exchange them for money to help the organization.

6. Homers and Hogs.

At the new intramural fields, Alpha Delta Pi hosts a home run derby, known as Homers and Hogs. With food, sports, games, and music, this annual event welcomes everyone in the community to make a team. Make a team of 5 for $75 to participate in the fun!

Cover Image Credit: Alpha Delta Pi at Florida State University

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8 Things Your RA Wants You to Know

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Moving into a dorm your first year of college can be very intimidating. You've seen the movies, you've talked to your older friends, but you're still a little nervous. We all were a little nervous moving in our first year, anyone who says otherwise is lying. The movies aren't entirely accurate, especially when it comes to the RAs. Here's a list to help guide you a little when moving into a residence hall your freshman year, and here's exactly what to expect from your RA.

These are seriously helpful hints from a previous RA, if you know these things going in your freshman year in the dorms will be a breeze when it comes to RAs. Read the list and dominate your freshman year, because these are the things your RA wish you knew.

1. We are friendly, therefore we love friendly people.

Don't even pretend like you're too cool for your RA because that will either make them completely resent you or try way too hard to get you to open up. I can tell you right now that those are two things you definitely don't want. Don't be afraid to say hi or go out of your way to introduce yourself, we like that.

2. Don't kiss up.

No one likes a kiss up, not even your RA. If you try kissing up chances are we are just going to be slightly annoyed and slightly suspicious of you for the rest of the year.

3. Be smart.

Here's the catch to RAs: they are there to make sure you follow all the rules of the hall. We know you're going to go out and do things you're probably not old enough to do, but be smart about it. Don't drink in the halls, especially if you're not even legal to drink. Don't go out and get wasted only to come back and trash the halls. You can go out and do your own thing, and as long as you don't cause any problems throughout the hall then you won't get in any trouble.

4. We want you to come to events.

We put on these events specifically for you, so when you don't come it sucks for us. Don't be afraid to just stop by for the food, because we will honestly be happy to see you.

5. We aren't stupid.

We know when you're trying to get on our good side so we won't get you in trouble, we know when you're drunk, we know when you're doing things you shouldn't be doing. We are simply RAs, we aren't stupid.

6. We are students too.

We are there to help you adjust to college, it's literally our job. So don't be afraid to reach out, we're students too, we know what the college transition is like and we are there to help you.

7. Don't you dare turn to passive-aggression.

Being passive aggressive will solve exactly zero of your problems. Don't be passive aggressive to your roommate, to your neighbor, or even to the people that live down the hall.

8. We aren't there to spite you.

We are just doing our job, we aren't trying to annoy you or trying to get you in trouble. So don't be upset when we bust you for drinking in the dorms because you're not allowed, not of age, and it's our job. In the end, it's not our fault it's yours.

These helpful tips will make your time in college just a little easier. College can be hard and having troubles where you live isn't something that you want. So know what your RA wants you to know, and dorm life will be a breeze.

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Checking off everything on your to-do list is easier said than done. It requires commitment, but above all, it requires creating healthy habits. It does not matter if you are a student, in the workforce, or even a stay at home parent. Who doesn't want to be productive and make the most of their day? It takes practice and you can't change overnight. I put together the top 5 tips to be the best version of yourself each and every day.

1. Morning time = YOUR time.

Each morning you wake up, focus on what you want to accomplish that day. Don't just open Instagram and mindlessly scroll through all the pictures of the people that you probably barely like. As soon as you wake up, drink a huge glass of water, take your personal time to wake up and think about how you want to tackle your day. Even if your goal is to watch as much Netflix as possible, at least you have a goal with a plan. This also is where it pays off to have a calendar to keep track of your future plans.

2. Don't try to do so much at once.

Stop trying to do a million things at once. This inevitably raises your stress and counteracts the whole concept of being productive because you're just too overwhelmed. It is much more efficient to take on one task at a time and finish it with the most effort you can give. You will feel like you have accomplished more when everything isn't half-assed.

3. Pray.

You can't do this thing called life on your own... We aren't meant too. Look to him when you need that boost in your day. God will bring good things your way.

4. Get a good sweat sesh in.

It is proven over and over again that a daily habit of exercising increases your health, happiness, and overall being. Exercise can actually give you more energy, as crazy as that sounds. When you sit around all day, don't you feel more tired? Maybe even sore? Go to the gym for even 30 minutes and you can change your entire mindset throughout the day.

5. Be present with other.

I know I put this last, but this is an example of saving the best for last. I can not stress enough how important it is to be present with the people around you, in public and private. Put away down things that distract you. There is a big world out there. Engage in conversations with others around you. People will remember how you make them feel, positive or negative.

Your life is simply days following days. It is up to you to decide if you enjoy those days or barely survive those days. In the end, the life we choose to live is determined by the choices that we make each and every day. Begin each day by doing something different, big or small, and watch your life change.

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