DSU gives free toast
By Gabe Gilker
As part of the Student Orientation week, to kick off the sixth day of activities designed to help new students feel welcome in the Dawson Community, the Toast and Jam event organized by the Dawson Student Union (DSU) in Conrod’s Courtyard last Wednesday had a small turnout but was still a success.
“We’re doing this for Orientation. To make students feel like they’re part of the community. It’s important to promote our programs and if it’s popular we may have more events [like Toast and Jam],” Amanda Arella, Deputy Chairperson of the DSU said.
Toast and Jam is an event that offers Dawson students breakfast. “I came here to eat, it’s a new experience, to get involved with the school,” Rahelle, first semester Child Studies student said. “I would like to see this happen more.”
Events like Toast and Jam keeps students busy and occupied. “The college thinks kids are apathetic, but no, they’re just bored.” informed Matt Perron, Executive Chairperson of the DSU.
Students filtered in and out for the better part of an hour looking for the toast and jam, some sitting patiently awaiting the condiments promised for the toast. Although students waited till 9:40 a.m. for the jam to arrive, the small group of students who had stayed got the free toast they had been expecting.
By 10:30 a.m. the event was already being pushed aside for the Dawson Weekly Dining. The instruments remained relatively untouched. “It was a minimalistic jam.” Matthew Mancini, Directors of Communications and Media joked later on in the DSU office, “there was a good number of people there, I think it went pretty well.”