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Spotlight: Hannah Sesink, Warrior Tribe Coordinator
Are you looking for way to channel your school pride? Bust out your black and gold with Warrior Tribe, a student-run service dedicated to promoting school spirit and Warrior pride.
Hannah Sesink, a third-year student pursuing a joint Honours in Social Development Studies and Recreation and Leisure Studies, is working as the coordinator for Warrior Tribe this semester.
“I came to Warrior Tribe because I was looking for new opportunities to become more involved,” Hannah said. “My first memory of Warrior Tribe was in my first year when I was at a football game. They were so loud and excited to be Warriors. They were impacting everyone around them just by being there.”
Warrior Tribe began as a club in 2014 and transitioned to a Feds service in June 2016. Their goal is to enhance student life and build positive school spirit and pride.
Hannah has been involved with Warrior Tribe since Fall term 2016 when she sat in the role of director of sponsorship and philanthropy. Now in the coordinator role, which sits above the director role, she is looking forward to promoting University of Waterloo pride through various initiatives and community-building events.
“We are aiming to get students more engaged,” Hannah said. “We’ve noticed a lack of student involvement throughout campus and we are aiming to change that.”
You may have seen Warrior Tribe around campus, hosting events like Get Wrecked, where students could de-stress on a large inflatable wrecking ball, or cheering on our Warrior athletes (External link) at numerous varsity games.
“This term we hope to engage students in our events as well as our new partnerships,” Hannah said. “The Bombshelter Pub is hosting Summerfest (External link), where we’ll be assisting with some of the events such as the water balloon toss, limbo, and the hoola hoop contest.”
Hannah is also guiding Warrior Tribe into new territory with the implementation of a Warrior Tribe Orientation Week for the Fall term of 2017.
“We’re looking to add a bit of black and gold to the week,” she said. “To see my idea start in my head and grow with the support of everyone on campus is my favourite part about being a coordinator. You can make such an impact.”
If you’re interested in meeting some members of Warrior and Tribe, come out to Warrior Tribe’s first birthday on June 7 and celebrate with cupcakes, games and prizes.
“The Warrior Tribe is a place where you can make a positive impact on the school that’s going to last,” said Hannah. “This is a service that’s needed and you have the opportunity to be a part of it from the beginning!”