Story and photos By Joshua Miller/Co-Editor in Chief/@joshua_miller8
The smell of hot dogs and the sound of live music filled the air at the PCC during the annual Welcome Back and Student Resource Fair on Thursday, Feb. 11.
Along with music performed by The Kraze, a Southern California cover band, and free food, several booths were set up for students to sign up for extracurricular activities with their favorite clubs.
“I think it turned our pretty good. I really liked the music,” said Victor Fuentes, 19, a dance and business major.
The event was planned by Robert Devlin, representative of student services for the PCC. “This gives LBCC students an opportunity to meet with the service providers and answer any possible questions they may have,” Devlin said.
Food was free to students only if they spent time at five booths, talking to a service provider and received a happy-face sticker from each one.
“It forces students to talk with people at each booth, instead of just getting the free food and leaving,” Devlin said.
The PCC schedules its fair in a different week than its Join-a-Club Day, which is scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 25. The LAC has both events today, Thursday, Feb. 18, in the Front Quad from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and on the Central Quad from 2-4 p.m. Rain could move the events inside.
Randy Padron, 18, representative of communication for the PCC, said, “We’re all students and we want to give back to all the students. It doesn’t matter what you’re in, whether it’s trade or business or nursing, it’s just a day to come back and see the departments. EOPS, DSPS, counseling, we have them out here to support all the students. Student Life are all here today to give food and give back to the students.”
Padron hopes to continue to work with his peers to bridge the gap between the campuses. “We want to show everyone we are all equal. We are all Vikings.”