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ONU students show their residents halls some love

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Student teams worked with the university's Physical Plant staff to paint murals in the halls and pull weeds outside. Student teams worked with the university's Physical Plant staff to paint murals in the halls and pull weeds outside.

Ohio Northern University students worked together to love where they live and work on some of the resident halls on campus.  Student teams worked with the university's Physical Plant staff to paint murals in the halls and pull weeds outside.  Not only was it a way to help out the university staff, but also to give the students a chance to learn some life skills.

"We feel that this is pivotal, this is that time that you learn habits and that you're really learning how to be an adult, how to be on your own, and we wanted to do that," said Justin Courtney, Director of Residence Life for ONU.  "We also want them to understand that interdependence of living - that you're not completely alone, you've got a community, and so it's about being responsible and learning new skills; we're really excited, we think that this is a really great way for them to not only learn some things but also to give back to ONU."

Over 100 people signed up for the first ever "Love Where You Live" event, with students making up just over half of that number.  Those students say it was a good opportunity to help out on campus, rather than just out in the community.

"There's a lot of service-based projects for students on campus but you go out to other places like ACE Day you'll go to Ada and work, or outreach through pharmacy programs you go to Kenton or Lima, and so we just kind of wanted to bring it home," said Luke Bogdanovich.

"Since we have a three-year live on requirement and so many of our students live on campus - this is where they are, this is where they spend the majority of their time, and so I think it was really important to bring that idea home," said Hannah White.

"P Plant isn't going to be there for us when we graduate, and so why not do this - this is the time to really step up our game, work as a team, and take care of our campus and our home," said Yeri Noh.

"I love to do service and I'm actually in a fraternity that is involved with mainly service and so I just love helping the community and especially helping because I live here," said Kara Stephens.

Organizers hope to hold the event once every semester.

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