Titans Week: Camaraderie, Unity, Festivity Reigned Supreme
Photos by Dany Papio and Sonny Alfonso
As we all get back into the grind of both the new year and the new semester, here’s a little dose of nostalgia from last semester’s Titans Week.
Only a few weeks ago the Enderun campus was once again filled with school spirit. From enrollment, load revision, and class exchanges to group work, midterms, and finals, Titans are already familiar with what each new semester brings. But just as one comes with surprises, so the other ends with memories that last.
School spirit peaked last October 23-27, 2017 at Enderun Colleges. Titans Week dedicated five days of celebration to building camaraderie and espousing unity among the Enderun community, for students, faculty, and employees alike. Staff children thrilled to dress in Halloween costumes and romp on the extensive lawns and rubber playground structures.
The Student Government managed mischief with a Harry Potter theme that sorted senior high school and college batches into different houses. Combining school fair with sports fest, Titans were able to enjoy a week of activities, from a variety of mini games plus food stalls to fair booths handled by student organizations, and of course batch games, made even more magical with Dog Day in collaboration with the Office of Career Services and Jango, the Enderun official mascot.
As the undefeated food eating contest winner and part of the defending champion team for Futsal, Jesus Angelo League said, “[The food eating contest] was fun especially with the SG and their crazy challenges!
“[Playing Futsal] was full of excitement since we lost our first game, and our semifinals was a close one because it reached up to penalty shootout. Finals was a tough one especially those last 8 minutes when the Juniors caught up. It’s fun playing with your batchmates because it is a legacy that we are building as a batch! Can’t wait for the next Titans Week.”
MVP awardee and Volleyball champion team member Francis Godisan shared, “Titans Week is probably one of the school events that I look forward to the most. Despite learning how to play and training for [volleyball] a bit recently, I fell in love with the rush that it gives me and the sense of camaraderie that it imposes on the players. But the win really isn’t about me. It was more of my batchmates all playing for the same goal and having fun in the process.”
For Macky de Leon, one of the winning team players for Basketball, last semester’s Titans Week was an opportunity to finally make their batch proud. “We dedicated our championship game for two of our key players who were injured. That’s where we got the strength and confidence to strive harder. Actually we lost our first game, but we took that as an opportunity to build the chemistry and school spirit of our team, and that’s exactly what happened after other games. Of course, we felt the pressure of having many of our friends in the audience, but that also motivated us to play. Even though it’s a small win, not to brag but it really does make us proud, because we’re still champions and what’s more important is you had fun.”
Sophomores were hailed as the back-to-back overall champions for winning both Volleyball and Futsal while Juniors won the spot for Basketball. Last semester’s Titans Week was also made possible with the participation of Anytime Fitness, Nanofied Ph, HMR Trading, 121, Amberʼs, Magic 89.9, and When In Manila.
Adding more spice to the butterbeer, Cathryn Ngan, Student Government Internal Vice President and Project Head, neatly summed up the entire experience, “My vision and goal this semester was to get the non-athletic students more involved in different activities. The sport was still a highlight, however, there were other, more diverse activities. This time we made events more user-centered. It was fulfilling to see the batches come together, and their batch colors coming to life.”
And of course, to cap the celebration with a bang, Titans Week culminated with Revelio, a costume party held at The Studio Makati featuring DJs from all over the city. Cath added, “Titans Week to me is something for the whole Enderun community. Of the three Titans Week organizing teams that I was part of, this Titans Week has gotten more than 250 students involved. And Revelio, got over 500 attendees. Our earlier vision during the planning stage, came to life, the students, faculty, and employees all enjoyed the different festivities of the week. And that saisfaction wipes out the exhaustion of our team.”
For more sem-end recap features, stay tuned at http://ink.enderuncolleges.com/campus-community/