Story & Photos by Yesenia Gonzalez
Paige Stramski is a recruiter at Rose State. She attended Rose State from 2011-2013 and later transferred to Oklahoma State University for a degree in marketing. Stramski was active in Rose State Student Senate during her time as a student and served as secretary during the 2012-2013 school year. Stramski is active in student affairs, and her duties include assisting student organizations, the Student Senate, maintaining club budgets and managing event requests. She enjoys organizing campus events and wants to continue working with student organizations. This is a look at the essential items Stramski carries in her purse.
So definitely this is really random. Everyone always makes fun of me for this but they always wanna use it, so, it works out in my favor. I keep this—I'm notorious for my phone dying, like, all the time, anywhere—and so I keep a travel, like battery thing on me and so, that way I have my phone charger. Normally, I have this massive one. I have a smaller one, but it was dead and so, I have my big one today.
I always have my makeup [with me]. I always have it with me because I don't always put it on in the mornings, but if I'm going to a college fair, I don't necessarily. Sometimes, I have to wake up really early and so, I don't necessarily want to put it on at like 4:30 in the morning and then drive two hours with it, but I have it with me. That way, when I get there, you know, I don't have it on and I need to go to a meeting or something, I can throw a little bit on because I always have my makeup in here with me.
* A brush, that is crucial.
* And sunglasses.
* Hand lotion, for sure. Especially this time of year.
* And a pen. I always have a pen in my purse because I hate [that] you always need one and you never have one, and so I always try to keep one with me.
* This time of year I try to keep a pair of gloves in there just, having to give campus tours, you know my hands might be getting cold.
The 6420 is a student publication at Rose State College.