UVU recently had their silent march against the potential removal of DACA. The march, on September 8th, happened right at our very own Fulton Library. Fellow students took the stage, speaking about what DACA truly meant to them. It started at exactly at 2 pm and continued on well through the hour. After the speakers gave their remark, we set off. Students took the streets, heads high, and signs raised. Their voices silent as they strode through the streets. The march kept to the sidewalks around campus instead of entering campus buildings. Several UCAS students joined the march. All of them walking for what they believed in.
August 24th, another school day with the exception of seniors. Most of the seniors didn’t even come to school except for this one night; the Senior Social. A night celebrating our last year here. The event started with a presentation and neon colored packets. These colorful papers were filled with pages of information about graduation, scholarships, and graduation gowns. This packet held a reminder of how close the seniors are to graduating. The Senior Social started a few minutes after 5pm with a presentation from the administration. It was there we had the joy of meeting the new teacher at UCAS, the Career Exploration teacher Mrs. Hay. The presentation held place at the Classroom Building and covered multiple topics such as: grades, honor rolls, participation, and taking classes at UVU. After the brief presentation, we made our way back to UCAS.
The dinner was why we were all there. Students were asked to either bring a salad are a dessert. There was a variety of choices to choose from. Everything from macaroni salad to greek and even assorted cookies were at our mercy. The school provided us with delicious pulled pork sliders, which went back for seconds of. To be entirely truthful, I went on to have 3 plates piled high with food. Mid way through we were invited outside to participate in a contest. It pinned senior against senior. The seniors were put into 6-7 different teams to see who could create the best chalk art with this years school theme; grit. They were all very amazing pieces but sadly, a winner had to be chosen. This night was a sweet start to an even sweeter year. Students were excited to see their old friends and classmates for one more night.
I asked a few students around about the Senior Social.
This is what they had to say: “I would rate my overall experience 7/10. During the presentation, they had past UCAS students and parents come and give us new seniors some advice. I appreciated and found their advice helpful. I really enjoyed the dinner and how much food was there. The chalk drawing was a fun activity to be creative. There were definitely some weird ones, but overall I had a good time” ~Parker Evans, “It was interesting and I would rate it 6/10. I definitely loved the food that we had. It was gigantic and had lots of variety to choose from.” ~anonymous, “I would rate it 6/10. The dessert was my favorite part. It was fabulous, and wholesome. I really “It was 100/10. I really enjoyed my time during the event overall. The dinner portion was bigger than what I thought. I enjoyed the food and the time I spent.” ~Brandon Wheat, and “I would rate it 7¾’s out of 10. The dinner was really thought out. The lines moved smoothly and there was a luscious amount of food.” ~Easton Smith.
From beautiful powerpoint presentation, to eating 3 days worth of food, and creating colorful chalk art, this night was a success. It was filled with many activities and catching up with our fellow seniors. The night was filled with joy and excitement, and here is to many more nights. Let’s end the senior year just like how it started, on a sweet note.
Everyone knows that feeling
It’s warm gooey insides filling your mouth
Roasting it over a campfire or in a cup of cocoa
Those camping trips in the woods with your family
Cold breezy nights surrounded by millions of stars
The crackle of a fire nearby
The ambers bouncing to and from
A baked marshmallow smothered between chocolate and graham cracker to make the night complete
Or maybe in the dead of winter
The snow falls silently outside
Nestled in blankets and a warm cup of hot cocoa
You can still see a few marshmallows floating on top