Second is the Best; Transy’s Second Engagements Event Reignites Extracurricular Interest

Students representing LSA teach eventgoers how to make Pico De Gallo. Photography by Caroline Host

The rain didn’t bring students down during Second Engagements: A Night of Connection and Celebration. Thirty-four organizations were showcased to remind Transy students of opportunities and resources within the campus community.

Corinne O’Bryan, Director of Student Success said, “It was really nice to have energy in the campus center, especially during this dreary time of year.”

Members of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority pose for the camera. Photography by Caroline Host

O’Bryan continued, “It was interesting to see what the organizations chose to highlight. Some of them had pictures from past events and, for example, LSA made pico de gallo and talked about their culture in relation to that.”

Sophia Del Val with the Latin Student Alliance (LSA) explained that pico de gallo is “a major dish or varnish in Mexican cuisine and Latin culture,” and is simple to make. 

Thomas Matallana gave a rundown of LSA events this semester, including Comida y Comunidad and a movie night. Comida y Comunidad, or, ‘food and community’ will be a chance for students to prepare and bring food to share with the campus community. “And on top of that, there will be a food truck coming,” Matallana added.

LSA will also be showing the movie A Million Miles Away, a story that Matallana says, “highlights the strength of Latino family and culture in the face of adversity.”

Some of our very own Rambler team members at the table looking for talented writers! Photography by Caroline Host

Student Activities Board President, Harrison Bratton, was glad to be a part of Second Engagements, commenting, “We just want to remind everybody that we have some great organizations here on campus as well as some great programming coming up.” 

SAB will be celebrating Black History Month with a showcase of local black businesses on February 22nd. 

Vice President of It’s On Us, Erin Gray, said members are participating in GreenHouse17’s Shop & Share event at the Leestown Rd. Kroger on Feb. 10th. Shop & Share is a one-day donation event in support of survivors of intimate partner abuse in which volunteers hand out needs lists to shoppers and they can drop off purchased items on their way out of the store.

O’Bryan showed appreciation for all who participated, saying, “I was very pleased with the amount of folks that showed up, had great table setups, and were just happy to be there. It was pretty cool.”

Be on the lookout for what all of Transy’s great student organizations are up to in TNotes!