Have you ever wondered why there are so many posters of PGC and Julie Elliot photoshopped into World War II propaganda promoting O-Staff? Why would such prominent figures at Northwestern College be promoting O-Staff? Is it because O-Staff is the greatest position to hold on NW’s campus? O-Staff is a group of the 40 most hype students at NW who stand out more than any other group on campus. O-Staff is a position allowing people the chance to be well-known at NW and be involved in welcoming the incoming freshmen. It is a good reference to put on any resume and a great chance to receive Education badges.
Yes, you heard me, entire badges. This is an offer nobody can refuse. O-STaff also provides snacks and caffeine from the great land of Costco. These resources help fuel these elite Raiders to continuously stand out for large amounts of time under tiring circumstances.
Joining O-Staff also allows you to be in the presence of the SAC guru, Lucas Heiberger. This is an opportunity some Raiders will never get to have until later in their college career. You will also get the opportunity to work with famous O-Staffer who are now Co-Directors. These include Caitlin Hornback, Grace Laman, and sadly Mark Cooley as well. Lucas Heiberger’s Orientation Manifesto, states the primary responsibilities of being on O-Staff. He states, “We’re looking for those folks who bleed Raider Red, who are pumped to welcome in a new group of Raiders, who want to get to know 40 other super cool O-Staffers, and want to kick off the year in style.” As the manifesto states, the O-Staff is the first group incoming freshmen see when arriving on campus. It is O-Staff’s job to hype the Northwestern students for their journey as Red Raiders. We must stand out to prove in this short amount of time our orientation supersedes Dordt’s. NW’s Orientation Staff is the strongest and most determined group of individuals on campus who do what is necessary for the common good of the NW freshman. These O-Staffers will even go to the extent of making the life or death decision of chugging a Bang energy drink so they can remain fired up and ready to go when hyping of the incoming freshman. (Ainsley Billings 2021) OSTAFF is also the greatest group to join on campus because it promotes the NW community seen on campus. It is extremely fun to meet incoming freshmen as well as the 40 fellow O-Staffers you will be working with. In her final moments as an O-Staffer before joining the women’s soccer team, well renowned Red Raider, Alyssa Feeley stated, “O-Staff was such a litty time and everyone should do it.” Feeley is an amazing influence on campus and her words should be well considered when deciding to join O-Staff. O-Staff allows the students to stand out on NW’s campus instead of sitting in, similar to our Dordt brethren. O-Staff allows freshmen to experience NW with the guidance of experienced Raiders, and meet fellow students with whom they can become friends with shortly thereafter. O-Staff is a great group of people who do extraordinary things. If you have any questions please contact the man,the myth, the legend, Lucas Heiberger, or one of the co-directors to learn more.