Students unite at Tie-Dye Social

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At the end of a long Monday, a fun tie-dying party with friends is just what everybody needs. Students gathered at six p.m. on Oct. 7, in Walker Hall for the Tie-Dye Social hosted by the Ambitious Women’s Society, which included free pizza, great music and a lot of laughing.
The event was open to all students, who got the chance to tie-dye shirts, make new friends and most importantly, have fun.
The atmosphere was lively with music, to which many were singing along. There was an overall feeling of relaxation and happiness. Everybody chatted with their friends and excitedly picked the colors to dye their shirts with.
The students who attended were both members of the AWS and non-members who had shown up simply for a good time.
It seemed like there were no strangers in the room, as everybody was talking and laughing with each other, walking around the room and complementing each other’s tie-dying skills. One student and AWS member, Taja Jackson, said that her favorite part about events like this is just getting together with her friends.
“This is the epitome of hanging out with your friends and doing fun stuff,” said Jackson, a sophomore and pre-pharmacy major.
The president of the AWS, Chiemeka Onyemechara, founded the organization herself this past August.
Onyemechara said that the reason for having events like this one is “to get females inside and outside the organization to come together, spend time together, learn more about each other and just build a diverse connection

among everyone on campus.”
She also said that these events are opportunities for students who are non-members to learn about the organization.
The primary purpose of the AWS is community service. And although the tie-dye social was not about service, it was certainly about community.
Fun and social events are ways for the group to build relationships not only with each other but with anyone who is up for having fun and meeting new people.
The AWS also focuses on female unity, which is important to Onyemechara.
“We’re building a sisterhood to uplift females on and off the campus community,” said Onyemechara, a sophomore and pre-pharmacy major.
This event was an opportunity to gather together a group of female students and promote this type of community.
The Tie-Dye Social was not about learning to tie-dye. It was about togetherness and friendship. Some people made beautiful and vibrantly colored shirts that looked expertly made, and some made splotchy and oddly-colored shirts.
The important thing, though, was that nobody cared. Nobody was concerned with whether or not their tie-dying skills were adequate, because they were all too busy laughing and having a good time with their friends.
Like Jackson said, “A person’s favorite color tells you a lot about them, and I’m learning a lot about these people.”
If you’d like to attend an event hosted by the AWS, they will be hosting both a women’s forum and an art showcase next semester that will be open to the public.