Campus event full of free food, prizes and more
Students and faculty enjoyed festival activities, bounce houses and food at San Jose City College’s Festival of Fright event on Oct. 27.
The event was hosted by Associated Student Government Director of Student Resources Valeria Graciela Herrera Vásquez and ASG Vice President of Finance Xitaly Martinez, who partnered with SJCC campus clubs.
Arlene Rodriguez, a 29-year-old sophomore involved with the on-campus organization Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanx de Aztlán, which represents the Xicano community, attended the event to also recruit more students into her club.
“It was difficult to get everyone to help and participate because too many students are still taking online courses only after the pandemic,” said Rodriguez.
With such a large event, the question remained whether the pandemic had a major impact on the festivities.
‘I do not think so [coronavirus] was a problem for this event, but health and wellness stations will be placed around this event with face masks and hand sanitizers,” said ASG adviser Hilario Juan Garcia.
The concern for participation was not limited to SJCC jaguars, but also to the vendors used for the event.
“It wasn’t easy, many suppliers didn’t want to help set up events because they [the pandemic]Martinez said.
The festival was the biggest celebration they’ve had in the past seven years that Garcia said he’s experienced since working with SJCC.