‘The Office Gif Club’ GroupMe gives hundreds of students an Office gif a day

first_imgParis Jones is a senior news and media studies major from Mason, Texas. She serves a managing editor for TCU360.com. One of her proudest accomplishments is her ability to drink a half liter bottle of water in seven seconds. Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/ Facebook Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/ Previous articleMen’s basketball lands five players on Academic All-Big 12 TeamNext article‘It’s on Us’ eyes changes in campus involvement in sexual assault prevention Paris Jones RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Linkedin Facebook Downtown Houston businesses Paris Jones + posts ReddIt Off campus shooting incident ‘not a random act,’ no TCU students involvedcenter_img Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/ printThe first rule of The Office Gif Club is you don’t talk about The Office Gif Club.But really, that’s just because you don’t talk about anything in The Office Gif Club for fear of being shunned or removed from the group.Bobby Neil thanks chat members.The private GroupMe, originally the Michael Scott Gif of the Day Club, has about 400 members, mostly TCU students, and was officially created by sophomore economics and geography double major Bobby Neil in March 2017 with a very simple objective: Sending a single gif of Michael Scott to his friends each day.The idea came to Neil after sending a gif of the Steve Carell character to one of his friends.“It wasn’t out of the ordinary as The Office is my favorite show,” Neil said. “I’m not sure what it was about this gif. But I got the idea of sending her a different Michael Scott gif every day.”The friend liked the idea so much she told some of her friends about it, which resulted in a group chat with about six other people. Neil then decided to take the chat to GroupMe to let the numbers keep growing.“This lasted for about two days,” Neil said. “Then I figured I would expand it to GroupMe, so that I could easily add more of my friends and those friends could also add their own friends. The group probably started with around 12 members and grew steadily over the next few months.”The group saw its membership peak in August 2017 with nearly 450 members. The same month, Neil changed the name of the group to The Office Gif of the Day Club, which broadened his arsenal to include any gif from the show.“I decided that it was time for rebranding,” Neil said. “To be honest, I was running out of Michael Scott gifs.”However, the next month proved to be the darkest for the group. Sept. 19 at 4 a.m. someone single-handedly removed over 400 members from the GroupMe.Neil’s response to missing the deadline for the daily gif“I don’t know who this person was, and I don’t know why they did this,” Neil said. “I would definitely put them in the category of people who just want to watch the world burn.”The same day Neil recreated the group, naming it “The Office Gif Club Lives On” and added about 70 people who he remembered being in the original chat.The group has made an impressive comeback and currently has more than 400 members.Sophomore finance major Kaitlin Clare was one of the first people added to the new group. She’s a friend of Neil’s and said the simplicity of the group was what made her want to join.“I like that it’s something really simple that makes you smile daily,” Clare said. “It’s important to have the little things to make you laugh every day.”GroupMe warns that groups with more than 200 members often get noisy. To avoid this and ensure it maintains its status as a “gif of the day” club, Neil is typically the only one who posts. While he (and sometimes members) used to immediately remove anyone else who said anything in the chat, he’s recently taken a more lenient stance.“I don’t want my image to be exclusionary,” Neil said. “Sometimes people still post their own gifs, but I let the fact their gifs never get many likes deter them from posting again.”Anyone looking to join the group will need to find someone already in it for an invite. Neil takes requests for gif/caption combinations from any member via GroupMe direct message. Twitter TCU holds fourth annual TCU Gives Day to gather donations for the university Paris Joneshttps://www.tcu360.com/author/paris-jones/ Linkedin ReddIt The University of Houston-Downtown World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history Welcome TCU Class of 2025last_img read more

Pasadena Unified Names Administrator for Child Nutrition

first_imgEducation Pasadena Unified Names Administrator for Child Nutrition From STAFF REPORTS Published on Friday, February 28, 2014 | 2:30 pm Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) Superintendent Jon R. Gundry today welcomed Ralph A. Peschek as PUSD’s new administrator for child nutrition. Peschek will be responsible for the management and operations of school cafeterias and the district’s federal free and reduced price school meal program. Peschek will also be involved in PUSD’s Farm to School initiative (F2S) and implementation of the district’s wellness policy in partnership with the health programs office.“Mr. Peschek brings broad experience in developing healthy learning environments for the well -being of students,” said Gundry. “I look forward to his leadership in continuing to transition our school cafeterias to the new federal regulations and district wellness programs.”One of Peschek’s first actions on the job is to launch a campaign for families to fill out the application to receive free or reduced price meals. To simplify the application process, families can now apply for free and reduced price meals online at www.applyforlunch.com.“I want to make sure that every potential family takes advantage of this program and fills out an application,” said Peschek. “No child should be hungry while trying to learn.”Peschek joins PUSD from the Ocean View School District in Huntington Beach, Calif., where he was Director of Food and Nutrition Services since 2011. Previously, he spent over 20 years with Sodexo School Services, managing food service programs for clients that included the Burbank Unified School District, Imagine Charter Schools of Arizona, Saddleback Valley Unified and the Hayward Unified School District. He replaces Wes Howard, PUSD’s longtime food services director who passed away in late 2013.For more information, visit pasadenausd.org. 18 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Make a comment Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday HerbeautyFinding The Right Type Of Workout For You According AstrologyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyZac Efron Is Dating A New Hottie?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty18 Ways To Get Rid Of HiccupsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyEverything You Need To Know About This Two-Hour ProcedureHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyThink The Lost Weight Won’t Be Regained If You Stop Eating A Lot?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Strong Female TV Characters Who Deserve To Have A SpinoffHerbeautyHerbeauty Top of the News More Cool Stuffcenter_img Subscribe First Heatwave Expected Next Week Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News Business Newslast_img read more