SLCC students at the South City Campus are sick of the construction, so they’re doing something about it. An event last Wednesday night was devoted to making the mess a little prettier.
On the south side of the building, a large plywood wall separating the construction from the school halls was painted white. The South City Campus representatives of Student Life and Leadership organized the event, called Pizza and Painting. Evening Activities Chairman Kristy Harding said the activity was to make students aware that the student government is there to help with all their college needs and to also give students a chance to express themselves. The students were allowed to paint anything they wanted as long as it wasn’t provocative or obscene.
The event brought students from all different backgrounds together.
“I wanted to feel involved. Salt Lake Community College is a huge part of me and I wanted to write something in Spanish to help other Hispanics get involved as well,” said film student and Tabasco, Mexico native Gabriella Guerra.
Guerra painted “¡Viva El Colegio de la Comunidad!” which translates into, “Long live the community college!”
Although the pizza was gone within the first few minutes, students persisted until the wall was littered with peace signs, hearts, and other artwork. Harding explained that events are held multiple times a month and students can learn about them by visiting the Student Center in room 124 on the Taylorsville Redwood Campus or by paying special attention to the many signs regularly posted in and around the halls of the different campuses.
During the event, Harding was already promoting the next big activity—Nightmare on 13th Haunted House. She said discount tickets could be picked up for $7 each at the Information Desk at the Taylorsville Redwood Campus and also at the South City Campus.
Student Life and Leadership regularly play host to many activities around campus. Check out The Globe’s weekly calendar to keep posted on upcoming events.