By Brandon Richardson
The Pagan Club celebrated May Day at the LAC on Thursday, May 1, with the guidance of club adviser Adrian Novotny, an anthropology teacher.
The May Pole was made from an old tree from Novotny’s home. He described the original purpose of the pole dance as an opportunity for young males and females to meet after Winter as potential mates and spouses, since Spring symbolizes fertility for many cultures.
However, the celebration is not limited to pagans. Marco Sanchez, 20, a philosophy major and president of the Pagan Club, said, “May Day is a day where we all should get together and have fun. It’s not a day just for pagans, it’s a day for everyone.”