Spanish Club Sings and Snacks at Social


Hannah McDonough

Paying close attention to the screen, students sing along to Marc Anthony’s “Vivir Mi Vida”. Attendees were able to choose from a list of Spanish songs to perform alongside their peers.

On Thursday, Oct. 13, the F-wing was packed with students attending Spanish Club’s interest meeting. Attendees were able to participate in Spanish karaoke and build their own tacos.

“The party [had] better success than we could have asked for,” Spanish Club President Aneesh Vanguri ‘23 said. “We had an overwhelming turnout of bright students ready to celebrate culture.”

The event was hosted by Spanish Club officers and sponsors in order to generate club interest. It began with a brief introduction of Spanish Club, with information for those interested in attending future meetings.

“Students had the chance to see the club for themselves and experience the fun of celebrating [Spanish] culture,” Vanguri said. “Hopefully, this inspires students to sign up for the club and learn about more Spanish culture with us in the future.”

Outside Señora Heidi Klein’s classroom, a taco bar was set up with an array of dishes, including pico de gallo and other traditional taco toppings, followed by flan. Students then got to choose their own Spanish songs to sing along to with a group of friends.

“I thought the food was good,” Mirunalini Shanmugavelu ‘24 said. “I enjoyed the food [and] that I could sing in groups and not on my own.”

The club will continue to host meetings and events to educate students about Spanish culture through food, music, and other experiences.

“Spanish [culture] is a critical part of Texan culture, especially in the Austin area,” Vanguri said. “The club provides an opportunity for students to learn more about this wonderful culture and enjoy the liveliness it has to offer.”

Throughout the year, Spanish Club hopes to continue to provide enriching activities, allowing students to engage in Spanish culture in a variety of ways.