Big ch-ch-changes happenin’ at the Coop! With a new term, we’re feeling reinvigorated through mid-winter blues with fresh roles. Bryce is keeping his Presidential throne warm after being reelected for another term. He is also serving as Accountant/spreadsheet master. Over NMU’s winter break Bryce tweaked our accounting spreadsheet (his baby during his first round at the coop) and is excited to test drive it this semester, ensuring a level of user friendliness. Rox is taking another swing at Spring term Secretary and dabbling at Blog Dawg. Sarah will be maintaining her momentum with the role of Grounds and has an exciting series of greenhouse workshops brewin’ with Transitions Marquette. Sarah is also acting as Treasurer and Workshop Elf. Steph has retired from her Community Outreach streak and was elected Vice President. This term the house voted to restructure the Vice Presidential role to include the responsibilities of the former title Project Manager. Steph is excited to see what this will look like and iron out any transitional wrinkles. Tay is enthused to utilize her social media savviness while serving as Community Outreach this term. She will also be grappling the role of Maintenance. Other happenings from our break from school included a house show with three head liners: The Rumpus Room, Hand Foot Mouth, and Moonrunners. Bryce spearheaded a successful reset for the bouldering cave; he and Will Otte scrubbed every hold sparkly, and many community members joined for route setting (thank you to all who participated!). Four out of five house members flew the coop to New Orleans for a few days of sunshine, alligators, and tasteful jazz. While this was happening Bryce hosted two wonderful couch surfers hailing from our northern sister land, Canada. Events in January will included Stephanie Tschech’s band Auralai hosting a show on Friday the 17th. Steph is a close friend of the house and a phenomenal musician. Our collaborative workshop series with Transitions Marquette will begin in January as well, with Sarah leading the first on Saturday the 25th. Peace, Love, and Composting!