Argos Return and Unite!

Iqueena Hollis

Staff Writer


Hundreds of students and a variety of campus organizations gathered at the annual Argopalooza festival in the UWF Field House to end the festive week of Argo Arrival.

This year’s event was hosted by Brandon Robinson, an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and featured a number of performances by student groups such as Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., the UWF Dance Team and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Each year, students are able to sign up for any of the organizations offered that range from academically-driven groups such as honor societies, to outdoor groups such as the surfing or hiking club.

A wide range of student organizations were in attendance, such as March of Dimes, Circle K, a variety of Greek organizations, as well as the Residence Hall Association, the UWF Fencing Club, the Haitian Student Organization, the Hispanic Student Organization and many more.

I really appreciate that so many different student groups came out tonight,” said Sarah Jones, a third year student at the university. “It shows that we have a diverse campus that offers something for everyone.”

This year’s event also featured a T-Shirt Swap where students who brought in a T-shirt from any other college or university were able to swap it out for a special edition Argonaut T-shirt.

Light refreshments were provided by the student organizations in attendance.

I enjoy attending events like this on campus,” said Bruce Beckett, a third-year student. “It’s important that we promote things like this so people can become active members of the university and realize that college has a lot more to offer than just a formal education.”

For a list of all active student organizations and other ways to get involved on campus, logon to ArgoPulse, an online tool that students use to get involved and stay up-to-date with campus events and opportunities.