Hola! It’s me again. Have you been blown away by your schedule yet? Well, I am (since I’m smaller than most of you). Just want a quick update on what was going on on campus this past month.
First, AIA/CBS formal was a bomb! There were more people coming than we expected. We all had a good time at the fancy hotel (Crowne Plaza Dayton) dancing, and enjoying the food. Our folks just brought the house down, yes, they are that good at dancing (I was very impressed). It was great seeing everyone all dressed up (to me it’s such a hassle) and look so gorgeous. The formal was the result of teamwork between American International Association and Concerned Black Students. Yay for Wittenberg diversity!
Next, AIA/GSA fashion show was another huge success! Again, yay for teamwork! Members of two organizations really dedicated all their time into it and they literally kept running with their heads off during the show. But it paid off, the show ran smoothly and we got to see gorgeous ladies and fine gentlemen, Wittenberg’s next top models striking the catwalk with confidence. We had international students from all over the world in their traditional clothes, we also had representatives from sororities and fraternities, as well as drag queens and kings’ performances. We especially enjoyed the fun and exciting performances where our models volunteered to be painted all over their bodies with glowing paint. Not to mention, all the profit from the show went to a good cause: Trevor project, which focuses on preventing suicides among GLBTQ youth, and Mercy Corps, a organization focusing on disaster response and economic development in developing countries.
Lastly, an event that left me with many emotions today was the CBS walk-out, held to commemorate 37 original students who founded Wittenberg’s Concerned Black Students in 1969. Through this activity, I can see that Wittenberg has such a strong colored community, which is also supported by many other groups not necessarily colored. I was proud and touched to see all the faculties and students who came to support the walk-out. Their acts stroke me that with such a diverse and strong community, we can overcome obstacles and make Wittenberg a better multicultural environment for its students.
My freshman is going by very fast and it has definitely given me so many memorable experiences. I’m so excited to see what Class of 2015 is going to bring to us! Tiger Up, Class of 2015!