BC students get to show their talents

Chrystal Fortt, Features Editor

The Theater Club and African American Student Union Club are putting on an open mic event at the Bakersfield College Fireside room on Dec. 1 at 6 p.m.

To perform, there will be a sign-in sheet and each performer will have five minutes to perform anything.

“You can do a song, monologue, poem, poetry slam, it doesn’t matter. You can even stand up there and just throw paint on a canvas – anything to show off your talent – just don’t be boring,” said Tyler Steelman, the vice president of the Theater Club.

Steelman and Mithra Arambula, the president of the Theater Club and host of the open mic, has been planning for the event since last semester.

“We wanted to do something that was around campus so we could reach out to the students more and interact more with the students to get them interested, not only in theater, but doing stuff as a school together,” said Steelman.

Steelman feels there are not enough students going out to school events.

“I think one of the big problems around campus with activities such as homecoming and the spring fling is that a lot of people working on them have great ideas, but a lot of students just don’t get behind them, especially last year,” said Steelman. “This year it’s been quite a bit better, but I still think more students should come out.”

There will be a bake sale to promote the open mic event on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“We’ll sell some baked goodies that we know are yummy to promote our open mic night so more people can come,” said Audraey Torres, the inner club council representative of the theater club.