Carnival in the Quad

From left: Natalie Pulido, undecided major, Myrna Zaragoza, x-ray tech major and Michelle Montes, biology major, smile for a picture taken at the ASCC's Carnival Aug. 24.

By Jullian Aiden Bravo

The Associated Students of Chaffey College (ASCC) held a welcome back event in the Rancho Quad Aug. 24. Students had a chance to play games and win a full meal provided by the ASCC.

The task was simple. Students had to play one game of either dart toss, Frisbee toss or beanbag toss, earn tickets and redeem them for a meal.

Dozens of students lined up before the red tents labeled “Associated Students” for a chance to win. Max Tagoylo, psychology major, won a meal playing one of the three games. For him, the welcome back event was perfectly scheduled.

“I like the time they planned it out. A lot of people are just coming out of classes and are hungry,” Tagoylo said. “The school is so interactive with the students.”

The purpose of the welcome back event was, well, to welcome back the Chaffey community. ACC President Travis Alwin wanted to host an event as early as possible. He said the student government worked hard over the summer to plan events for students of Fall 2016.

"We're on top of things," Alwin said. "As student government we are here to represent and serve. This is a way to welcome students back, old and new, and let them know there is a student government serving them."

Marina Jimenez, commissioner of activities for the ASCC, said the event was intended to be much larger with a bounce house, snow cones and cotton candy.

The bounce house proved to be a liability and the cotton candy and snow cones weren't there, but that didn’t matter for business major Latasha Amie — who won six tickets playing beanbag toss. She patiently stood in line to receive her well-earned meal.

“I like that it’s organized and the games are simple and fun,” Amie said. “It makes you feel involved.”