Upon receiving an RA position in Nyland hall, one of my first concerns was decorations. Now, two weeks into living as a resident advisor, I realize that the aesthetic is not all there is to caring for and serving a floor of college students. Nevertheless, my roommate and I still spent the summer scheming and pinteresting decor ideas, laboring over color themes and debating details. Once our handiwork was placed and welcoming new and returning Gordon girls to their dorm, I was quite please with how the whole look turned out. Emmy, my lovely roommate, was the skill behind the calligraphy and the name tags. She also arranged the paper flowers on the wall.