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Got Beef? Put HUSA on Your Plate.

August 28, 2009

 

While students enjoyed the cafe food, HUSA President Smart sat down as a side order to their beef.

While students enjoyed the cafe food, HUSA President Smart sat down as a side order to their beef.

Eating in the Blackburn cafeteria usually consists of adding more beef to the dish that Howard has served, but never before has there been an entourage of students ready to digest it.

 Howard University Student Association (HUSA) hosted “HUSA on your Plate” on Friday August 28 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. A live band, Group Without a Name (GWA), entertained the crowd while HUSA representatives collected grievances from students.

“My problem is with the A building. I went in there to talk about my loan process, and they were missing information. So I just feel that they have to follow up on every little thing,” said Shante Anderson, freshman fashion merchandising major. “I think that HUSA did a really good job in approaching students and showing students that they too can get involved.”

HUSA Vice President Jerome Joseph said the purpose of the event was to interact with the students in a familiar setting. However he recognizes that not every student travels to

Group Without a Name performed for the crowd replacing the usual DJ booth with a live band complete with a drummer, singer and sax player.

Group Without a Name performed for the crowd replacing the usual DJ booth with a live band complete with a drummer, singer and sax player.

 Blackburn cafeteria. As a result, this event will take place at other dining facilities on campus that are more familiar to other populations of Howard students. “HUSA on your Plate” will be serving it up at the Punchout, School of Law dining hall and the Bethune Annex cafeteria.

 

“If we don’t interact with the students how would we know what problems they are facing,” Joseph said.

Smart was unavailable for an interview with The Hilltop due to his continuous interaction with the students. He went from table to table to sit down and talk about what was on their plates.

One of the students that spoke with Smart was Raina Baker, freshman broadcast journalism major, who said that she felt a sense of support from HUSA. Baker said  the network at Howard University has been great.

“This is just the first year,” Joseph said about the event and its possibilities.

Serving on the Side

 

 

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