On February 1, 2017, the Black Student Union & Associated Students of Skyline College kicked off African American Heritage Month with a variety of games, trivia and a dessert reception. As students gathered near the Fireside Dining area, they were able to learn about the history and knowledge around the following games: Mancala, Dominoes and Spades. Along with the games, the students participated in a trivia competition based on fun facts around African American history. Programs such as the Skyline College Women’s Mentoring and Leadership Academy, Journalism/The Skyline View and Study Abroad shared valuable information to students around their program events and resources.
On February 2, 2017 the Black Student Union, Guardian Scholars Program, Women’s Mentoring & Leadership Academy and students from the Skyline College community watched the Oscar nominated film Hidden Figures. Students who attended the movie described the experience as “awe-inspiring” and a “remarkable” story that has inspired them to continue towards the goals in their studies and beyond. After the movie, all three groups and students discussed the film over dinner.
Article by Brianna Clay & Tia Holiday | Photo by Danielle Powell