BC GSA hosts the Triwizard Tournament games

Sharida Rejon, Features editor

The Bakersfield College Gay Straight Association hosted their second GSA Fun Night on May 2. The Triwizard Tournament, which consisted of an evening of games and dancing, was themed around the Harry Potter films.

Alex Delgado, president of the BC GSA, said that although the event is open to the community and numerous BC students attend, it is mainly intended to send a message to high school students who are planning on attending BC.

“We’re here to have a good time and we really want to let the high schoolers know that once they get to BC that there’s actually somebody there for them,” said Delgado.

Delgado explained that the event serves as an announcement to the high school students about their club on campus, and attempts to help them have a night when they are able to ease their minds during the stressful time at school during their last days of high school.

“Our real purpose for this night is to let them [high school students] have some fun – it’s getting toward the end of the year, so they have their finals, they’re graduating, so we want them to have fun,” she said.

“There are GSAs in high school, but not all colleges have it, so we want to let them know that we exist and that once they get to college, they know there’s somebody there that will be there for them to help them through college, and help them through everything they need, and let them know that we exist on campus.”

Delgado said that although the GSA Fun Night event is fairly new, there are plans to make it a yearly tradition.

“The only thing I would change is I would make the dance longer so people can have more time,” she said.

In addition to their Fun Night event, the Bakersfield College GSA plans several community events throughout the year.

“Right now we are planning our winter formal, which is going to be the second part to our Harry Potter theme – it’s going to be the Yule Ball,” said Delgado. The GSA winter formal is planned to take place in December.