SAMAHAN President Christian Dominic Ang, during the second semester opener, assured that the student council will continue improving its system and hoped that more students would participate in their initiatives.
“We will continue to improve the system inside the university through constant dialogues with the admin,” he said.
With the theme, “Rise and shine!” SAMAHAN welcomed the second semester with festivities and a glimpse of what’s in store for every Atenean for the rest of the academic year.
Despite having a lesser audience than the expected student participation, the program was successfully held last Thursday at the Arrupe Hall.
Recapping SAMAHAN’s successful events last semester, the president shared their upcoming events, including a series of socio-political initiatives that talk about local and national issues through Tindig Tinyo.
“We will have a series of value-adding events like Payaman Fair, relaunching of the SAMAHAN website, a short film making contest, Viewfinder Summit, Paskuhang Atenista, etc.,” he said.
A part of the ceremony was the message given by the Ginoong Davao 2019, Kyle Gaite, who challenged the student body to go out of their comfort zones and engage more in extra-curricular activities.
Aside from this, The Ateneo Culture and Arts Cluster introduced BUGAW Ateneo Street Dance Crew through their debut performance.
This group is projected to be a leading hip-hop dance company that would create more opportunities for expression and collaboration, highlighting the students’ utmost potentials to do more for the community through dance exchanges, productions, and social immersions.
The second semester opener also commenced the recruitment week for the SAMAHAN departments and the non-academic clubs of the Campus Clubs Organization. The recruitment will end on November 18.