by J.T. Buchheit
Welcome Week consists of numerous activities for students to take part in in order to get to know other students. For one of the events on Thursday, Student Lounge held karaoke, which was free for all students.
“We did it last semester and a lot of students showed up, so we decided to do it again,” said student Amanda Wang,
who works in the Lounge.
Wang expects over 30 students to show up to the karaoke event and said she has received positive feedback about it.
“It seems to be going really well,” she said. “Everyone’s been wanting to sing more, and we’ve been going for a couple of rounds as well.”
Student Brandon Nonprasit sang “Say My Name” by Destiny’s Child. Nonprasit enjoys singing karaoke and does it as a hobby.
“It’s fun to sing with friends and have fun and sing old hits and sing in whatever goofy voice you want to sing in,” said Nonprasit. “It’s a way to express yourself in the funnest way possible.”
Nonprasit has enjoyed the festivities Welcome Week has provided and the opportunities it gives to students, especially with the way karaoke can bring people together. “It’s just a bunch of fun and laughter and people bonding and having fun over songs and stuff.”
In addition to karaoke, the Student Senate had lunch with any student who was interested in joining the Senate or had any questions or suggestions. Senate President John Rives urges students to take part in the Senate.
“It’s a really great opportunity to work with the administration to make a difference on campus,” said Rives. “We like to have as many senators as possible to be the most effective in the Student Senate.”
Rives hopes events like the lunch will help improve the relationship with students and get more of them to sign up for the Senate. The Student Senate has multiple goals they are striving to accomplish this semester.
“We want to hold more town hall meetings, and we’re hoping to hold some events that investigate some political stuff with the political clubs, so I think we’ll have a lot of fun,” Rives said.
Welcome Week will conclude tomorrow with a marathon of the show “Friends” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in COM 152.