The Spanish and Latino Students’ Association has been hard at work this fall to bring great food and entertainment to the River Campus.

Don’t think that not being Hispanic keeps you from taking part. “SALSA is not just for the Hispanic community at UR but for everyone willing to learn and experience what the Hispanic culture is about,” SALSA Publicity Manager and junior Julian Belizaire said.

The first SALSA social event this year will be Open Mic Night at the Common Ground Cafe from 8-9 p.m. on Wednesday.

“Open Mic Night is one of our events where students and staff alike go up on stage and perform,” Belzaire said.

Get ready to see dancing, singing, poetry reading, comedy and special talents showcased at the event. Of course, you also could get up on stage and strut your stuff. The Open Mic Night is free to all and promises to be a great time.

If you’re interested in joining SALSA or just want to learn more about hispanic culture, there are general interest meetings scheduled.

“Escandalo I is the first general interest meeting and serves to introduce ourselves,” Belzaire said. Escandalo I is from 5-6 p.m. on Sunday in Haven’s Lounge in Wilson Commons.

Be sure to check the SALSA Web site at for information about more upcoming events such as the SALSA Theme Dinner at Danforth and later on, Tropicana – one of the hottest parties on the river campus.

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