By Daniel Yanez
The first week of classes can be a stressful time in the life of a college student. In order to help Northeast’s new and returning students become acquainted with new people and breathe a sigh of relief, NTCC’s Student Government Association planned several social activities for the Welcome Back Week including today’s ice-cream social.
It’s Wednesday and some students are already starting to feel the stress of college closing in. After two first rainy days back and with construction still underway on and around the Northeast campus, today proved to be more easy going for many students.
As Wednesday rolls around, students reach the peak in the week and most are already looking forward to Friday and the weekend. However, time sure flies, and with the first week of classes almost complete, games, music, and ice-cream provided by the NTCC Student Government Association, transformed some fretful faces into some cheerful energy. From 11-2pm the Student Union Building turned into a busy hub where students gathered for the ice-cream social and enjoyed meeting new people, listening to music, and playing board games.
The ice-cream social is one of two activities that SGA plans out to welcome back students encouraging them to meet new people and feel acquainted with the campus.
“It brings people together,” said NTCC student Diego Sanchez, “it helps the freshmen and the sophomores get to know each other better.”
Furthermore, the organizers of these activities strive to be successful not only in event planning but improving student life at NTCC.
“We’re looking forward to a successful year and opportunities to enhance the student life here at Northeast Texas Community College,” said Jacqueline Ramirez, student president of SGA.
Tomorrow, SGA will host a Welcome Back Picnic at the Sports Complex from 11-2pm. At the picnic students can enjoy free food and music, as well as rock climbing, volleyball and basketball. For more information or question about these activities contact the Office of Student Activities at 903-434-8265.