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Students engage in festivities at BC

Zach Sullivan, Reporter

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Bakersfield College’s annual Student Involvement Festival offered a wide variety of booths, ranging from snow cones to cell phones and everything in between.

The festival took place Aug. 31 at the Renegade Crossroads from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

The goal was to encourage students to learn about the campus and become engaged and active members of Bakersfield College and the Bakersfield community.

Numerous clubs, organizations and businesses were present: Veterans services, Bakersfield Police Department, Renegade Cheer, Liberty Tax, North of the River, Jamba Juice and many more had booths set up throughout the Renegade Crossroads quad.

Jose Lopez, 22, thought that the festival was a good way to get more students involved in clubs at BC.

“I believe that this is a great way for students to visually see the actual clubs at BC, so that we can have greater involvement of students and bring participation to an all-time high.”

Lopez said that he felt that overall the event was cheerful and believes that if more clubs get together they can collaborate and hold more powerful events.

Not everybody felt so cheerful about the event, though.

Joe Fonceca, 18, felt that the festival got in the way of students being able to hang out in the Crossroads quad area like they normally do between classes.

“It was a good event, but it was too much in our face.

Spread it out, move it to another area, let us chill. We don’t want to buy your fake Loui belt.”

Demetrius Alexander, a student at BC, felt that the festival was missing one thing. “We need to sell Kool-Aid at these things,” said Alexander.

Out of 30 students polled, 29 said that they liked the festival and would like to see it held again next year.

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