The annual Bruin Bash welcomed the new academic year last Thursday at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Even with sudden gusts of wind that seemingly came out of nowhere, the Bruins didn’t let anything stop them from having a great time. Many students brought their friends and family to enjoy all the attractions provided by the Salt Lake Community College Student Association (SLCCSA).
“I like that there’s such a diversity of everything. I met a lot of new people,” says nursing major and SLCCSA member, Ansley Roberts.
The big event was also a chance to meet fellow students and make new friends while trying to win some SLCC apparel, or candy.
“I’ve been able to stand in line and get to meet new people, and I’ve been able to have new experiences like having my palm read and I’ve eaten a whole pineapple,” says social work major, Sadie Rodriguez. “It’s been a really good time. I can’t wait until next year.”
During this get-together, students had the chance to enjoy some great — and completely free — activities. There was outdoor laser tag, henna tattoos, cotton candy, popcorn, a photo booth, psychic sessions, and to top it all off, a magic and a comedy show.
“I think it’s a really fun way for students to get involved with the school without really having any commitment,” says psychology major and student ambassador, Vannie Bennett. “It’s really just a big party where people can come and have fun and get involved in school and just have a good time and be able to feel like they’re a part of the SLCC family and feel like they have a place where they can come to hang out and get to know new people.”
Fun activities weren’t the only things worth coming for, there were also food trucks and a variety of club stands. New students tend to not know that SLCC has more than 70 clubs that anyone can join. The Bruin Bash is the first chance to check out what some of those clubs have to offer.
Some of the clubs that attended Bruin Bash were the SLCC Amigos Mentores, Folio, and the Multicultural Student Council, among others.
“Bruin Bash is very important to us to reach out to the Hispanic and Latin community so they know that there are people available to help them for any of their additional needs, and to reach out to other people and letting them know that we are looking for more peer mentors and we believe that students are the better mentors,” says SLCC student and Amigos Mentores club member, Delia Kirk.
The Amigos Mentores program is having a free event Sept. 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. at Taylorsville Redwood Campus.
Stephanie Fletcher spoke to attendees about Folio, SLCC’s literary magazine. Students and staff can submit poetry, prose, photography, and visual arts by Oct. 17 to be considered in this semester’s edition.
If you missed Bruin Bash and would like to know more about what clubs you can join or some perks about being a Bruin, look out for the Club Rush events next week at South City, Jordan and Taylorsville Redwood campuses. Student clubs across campus will come together and table their clubs for recruitment.