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  • Helman Hall

    by Hannah Brown | Feb 08, 2017

    Helman Hall is one of the five residence halls, and one of two suite style halls. A suite has two double rooms that share a bathroom and common area. Helman has three floors, and is co-ed by suite. It has central air and an elevator. There is a great room and a kitchen in Helman. The great room contains a fireplace, as well as a pool table, a ping-pong table, air hockey, a TV, and a piano. There are couches, chairs, and tables for hanging out or studying.

    There is a total of five Resident Assistants in the Helman, and each RA assigned to six suites each. There is an RA on duty from 7 to 11 every night in Helman. In the lobby of Helman, there is a front desk where the RA is on duty. The front desk is where residents can get pool sticks, ping-pong paddles, or other gaming stuff. Residents can also get stuff to use in the kitchen from the RA desk, such as pots, pans, cookie sheets, potholders, etc.

    Every year, Helman hosts the Nearly Naked Nearly Mile, which is an event for all students. It takes place during May Day weekend. For the Nearly Naked Nearly Mile, everyone donates clothes they are wearing to be “nearly” naked, and runs “nearly” a mile.

    Helman Hall is also home to the Dino-Staur, which is located at the front desk. Students receive dino dimes for attending programs put on by the RAs, and can spend them on stuff at the Dino- Staur. The Dino-Staur is stocked with Ramen noodles, Easy Mac, pop, juice, laundry pods, candy, chips, etc.

    Helman is a great hall, and has a huge community feel. Residents have the opportunity to be in a social environment by keeping their doors open, but can also keep both their doors shut, and not be disturbed. People are really friendly, and hang out in their rooms, talk in the hallways, or hang out in the great room. Helman has really great RAs—they are friendly and easy to talk to.

    Hannah Brown '18 is from Yellow Springs, Ohio. She is majoring in Peace Studies with a focus on Social Justice. She also works as a Student Ambassador at Manchester.