Off Campus Student Writes-Up RA
Published: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Updated: Sunday, September 22, 2013 16:09
CARO STREET: It was the moment senior, Grady Anderson, had been waiting for.
After barely being accepted to live off campus due to a few junior year “transgressions” he was finally able to get the revenge he had sought out for the past year. He was able to write-up his old RA and denounce the authority he wanted and felt he deserved.
“My house, my rules,” said the proud senior after the Eggplant staff asked him about his decision to write-up another student. “No one drinks a Redd’s Apple Ale in my house and gets away with it, let alone my old RA that I’ve never liked.”
Mr. Anderson told the Eggplant that he saw his old RA, Thomas Verplank across the room in his 38 Caro apartment and knew immediately that he needed to take action. Anderson had not seen Verplank come in earlier that night because he had been “preoccupied” with the faulty keg tap.
However, once Anderson saw his old Resident Assistant rocking back and forth on the couch with a half empty Redd’s Apple Ale, he knew he needed to take action by documenting Verplank’s name, location and “slip-up.”
Apparently, Anderson and Verplank never had a great rapport with one another after Anderson noted his frustration with Verplank’s choice of door decoration decision last year for their Loyola 3 hallway.
“Who puts pictures of Nabisco snacks on doors?” Anderson asked rhetorically. “I knew I wouldn’t like the kid when I had a picture of a Sun Dried Tomato & Basil Wheat Thins box on my door.”
Anderson had no hesitation to continue noting his persistent feelings towards Verplank: “Who holds a mandatory hall event for a UEFA soccer game viewing between Belgium and Denmark? On a Saturday morning nonetheless!”
Despite Anderson’s feelings towards Verplank’s “less than satisfactory” job as an RA, Verplank told the Eggplant that he had to write-up Anderson 3 times last year for alcohol related instances. “One night I found him in the hallway loudly singing and listening to Cher’s ‘Believe.’ He had an open alcoholic container with him and was clearly intoxicated. I told him to get rid of the drink and go back in his room. He refused and told me that he’s ‘revitalizing a movement’ so I had to take action.”
Anderson declined to comment on that incident.
“Another night when I was on duty I found him urinating on my door. I again, asked him politely to return to his room and go to sleep. He was slurring his words, but I managed to understand that his motive for his behavior was to clean the whiteboard I had hung on my door that listed upcoming hall events,” Verplank stated.
Anderson laughed to himself when the Eggplant staff inquired about the issue.
“I still don’t know what I did wrong,” said a now perturbed Verplank about the incident this past weekend, “I’m 21 and he has no authority or right to write me up, plus I’m still unsure how he actually wrote me up. There is no way Res Life [sic] lets that happen.”
Anderson still stands by his decision and says that he has no problem doing it again if Verplank “steps foot in [his] palace ever again.”