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ASU pool party welcomes students back to campus

by Brianna Bush - Lifestyles Editor
Tue, Sep 4th 2018 11:00 pm

Kicking off the new school year, the African Student Union (ASU), hosted it’s pool party this past Saturday at the North Tuttle pools. This is the second year in a row where the club hosted it’s pool party. As of now it’s plan to make the pool party an annual event, but it is subject to change as it elects a different eboard members each year.

ASU is one of the many cultural clubs on campus and it works to shine light and educate students about African culture. It also works on spreading awareness and disproving negative or false stereotypes about the culture.

Each semester ASU plans two big events with smaller ones in between, the pool party is the club’s first big event of the semester. The pool party is a way to get the freshmen and the transfer students acquainted with the campus and to help meet new people.

The club understands how hard it can be for freshmen to settle into a new environment, which is why it hosts events like this to help connect freshman students with other students on campus.

In an effort to savor the last bit of summer, ASU came up with the idea of a pool party to pass the time in the late August heat. The heat wave that passed through campus the first week of classes worked in favor of the event and the pool provided a way for students to cool off.

For the party itself, the students came from all over campus to partake in the event. When approaching the pool, vibrations from the speaker bass spreads across the area and the talking of students gets louder as they cheer on their friends.

Once inside the pool, one can instantly feel the energetic atmosphere. There was food set up on tables and and drinks for the guest as well. There were tons of people both in the pool and on the deck. The club members were encouraging everyone to get involved in the dance off and mini swimming competitions.

Some of the non- swimming activities included dancing and singing to the music.

ASU worked hard to promote the party, handing out flyers and broadcasting their flyer on the television screens in all the residence halls and other campus buildings. ASU was also at Club Craze, the campus way of promoting each club and what  it represents.

ASU is working hard to prepare for the school year and the events that they are planning. The club have many events and ideas to help spread their message to the student body, staff, and the Brockport community as a whole.

Some other events that ASU has planned for the school year are the “Loving You” and “History of Voodoo” events. The “Loving You” event is a waist beading event where one can create their own traditional African bracelets and necklaces.

For those who are interested in what ASU has to offer they can contact them at asubrockport44@gmail.com or go to myBROCKPORT.edu  for more information about the club and what they have planned for the rest of the semester.



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