Students Make Friendships More Lasting Than Spaghetti and Meatballs


Published October 11, 2016
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The Montclarion
Photo courtesy of ordiglo (Flickr)
Photo courtesy of ordiglo (Flickr)

Photo courtesy of ordiglo (Flickr)

Over 160 students attended the annual Spaghetti Social at the Student Recreational Center on Sept. 30.

“What better way to bring together students to socialize than with spaghetti and meatballs?” said Assistant Director of Campus Recreation Programs Tzu-Lin Toner.

Emily Donohue, an event director for Campus Recreation, was in charge of the social. “I haven’t seen anything above 80 in the past couple of years,” said the junior. “This has been a great turnout.”

Donohue thinks Campus Recreation’s marketing is the reason behind how successful the event was this fall.
Friends Lindsey Cortese and Ashley Fleming came to the event to enjoy free food.

”This is the first one that I’ve been to,” said senior Cortese, referring to the social. “I really like that it’s free. It’s a great way to socialize with your friends.”

“I think it’s a great idea. We go where the free food is,” Fleming said while laughing.

Two sophomores, Taiwo Akingbala and Desiree Habersham met for the first time at the social. Akingbala said the food was great, especially the turkey meatballs. “I was surprised because I just met Desire. It’s very successful,” said Akingbala.

“I remember seeing it around last year, but then I just felt like, ‘oh I shouldn’t go,’” said Habersham. She came this year and liked that she got to meet new people.

“There’s been a lot of people here, there’s a lot of food, and I think everyone has a lighter tone than usual here. It’s nice,” said senior Gunner Petzold.

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