Rubber chickens are the currency of JKL. They are given out by the RAs or the RCD to either residents or suites, who may redeem them both individually or collectively for many wonderful things throughout the year.
Rubber chickens can be earned by attending ResCollege programs, turning forms in on time, visiting your RAs or RCD, or any other random thing, really. They can be used to purchase JKL swag (t-shirts, pajama pants, headbands, etc.), meals, or even special suite activities offered by your RAs. In the past, suites in JKL have used rubber chickens to "buy" trips to Fro-Yo, ice skating, movie nights, and paddle-boating in Forest Park (all expenses paid by JKL).
Be sure to look out for opportunities to earn and/or spend rubber chickens during the year.
Remember, money can't buy happiness, but Rubber Chickens can.
The JKL buildings are often mistaken for another very similar looking residential college on the other side of the South 40. While we typically share a degree of camaraderie with the good folks in HIG Residential College and celebrate our similarities (nearly identical buildings, primarily upperclassmen residents, and three-letter titles, to name a few), once a year we put all this aside and challenge our cross-swamp doppelgangers to an epic game of flag football.
This is known as the Alphabet Bowl -- where dreams have been shattered and legends have been created.
Movies in the Plaza
One of the many benefits of living in JKL is the outdoor plaza between Shanedling, Dauten and Rutledge halls. This outdoor plaza is home to one of JKL's greatest traditions: Movies in the Plaza. JKL resident advisors and College Council members team up for this tradition.
The fall 2010 Movie on the Plaza was the 80s cult classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off directed by John Hughes.