To help open the new academic year, Samahan, along with Campus Clubs & Organizations (CCO), General Assembly of Class Presidents (GACP), and the different cluster representatives and officers joined together for this year’s opening event called IgKnight: Streets of Spectacle.
IgKnight, a three-day semester opener that kicked off last June 13, featured different booths from the various clusters and sponsors. One of the highlights was Kaontenista, which helped entrepreneurs showcase their food products in Rodriguez Hall.
The program, which began during the activity period, started with the Parade of Creatures which saw students parading around the school grounds while wearing the colors of their respective courses.
Moreover, CCO and GACP to the student body were introduced to the student body as their partners of university experience.
“I am really firm on ensuring that GACP would be established and introduced in a way that it rightfully deserves because GACP is such an integral part of the Samahan and the college unit in general,” shared Interim GACP Chairperson.
Romero further added that he is pushing for the students to appreciate the magnitude and identity of the GACP this year.
Kaontenista: food stalls for students
Food stalls were opened by student entrepreneurs from all over Davao City in the Rodriguez Hall during from June 13 to June 16 to serve Ateneans. A wide range of food and desserts were offered in Kaontenista which included fries, lechon, sisig, shakes, and etc.
Wow! Lechon vendor Jay-R Arugay shared that the experience has been great for him as this was his first time serving food inside Ateneo.
“Ok naman ang experience ko kasi mabait man ang mga students. For the business naman, minsan malakas, minsan walang tao pero sana maubos lang yun paninda namin,” he added.
Culmination night for a cause
Indie-alternative band, Autotelic, headlined the closing ceremony of the event in which the Original Pinoy Music (OPM), including music made by Ateneans, was played during the closing program last June 16. Proceeds of the tickets of the event will be given to the St. Therese School of Miarayon in Talakag, Bukidnon.
On Twitter, Samahan Pres. Jerry Louise Huerbana expressed his gratitude to those who went to the event and bought the tickets as this would be a big help to their mission to help the school.
“Di pa tapos ang #IgKnight2018 Centerstage with Autotelic pero maraming maraming salamt sa lahat! Wala ko nag-expect sa big crowd. Ang laking tulong nito sa mga kapatid natin sa St. Therese School of Miarayon. Daghan kaayong salamat! #CenterstagewithAutotelic,” Huerbana shared.
Fourth year Accountancy student Jana Selena Lib-atin, was not only happy because of the performance of Autotelic but also of her fellow Ateneans which had the chance to perform onstage while also being able to help the cause of the event.
“Sobrang saya ng event! It was a brilliant way to raise funds for the cause kasi sobrang nag-enjoy kami at the same time, we were also able to help the students of St. Therese,” she added.
The concert ended after a band interview with Autotelic in which the group thanked crowd for such a warm welcome and hoped to be back again soon.