Chaffey's 10th Annual Lunar New Year Celebration

Above Image: A stylized lantern hangs from a tree. One of the many decorations dotting the East Quad celebrating the Lunar New Year. Photo by Christopher Santee

By Christopher Santee
@CR_Santee

Chaffey held Club Rush Day concurrently with the 10th Anniversary of the Lunar New Year Celebration on Feb. 1 in the Rancho East Quad. The dual event was put on by the joint efforts of the International Student Center, Associated Students of Chaffey College (ASCC), Student Life and Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS). While diverse clubs set up booths to entice students to join their ranks, performers from Ane Thanh Lion Dance helped celebrate the Year of the Rooster.

The following is photo essay capturing the activities of Club Rush and the Lunar New Year Celebration on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017.  All photos were taken by Christopher Santee.

A decorative lion mask in miniature used for the Lunar New Year Celebration. Photo by Christopher Santee.

A decorative lion mask in miniature used for the Lunar New Year Celebration. Photo by Christopher Santee.

From left: Moses Solomon, mechanical engineering major, Priscilla Serrano, nursing major, and Vicky Valle, Program Assistant, hand out snacks on behalf of the International Student Center and EOPS on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

From left: Moses Solomon, mechanical engineering major, Priscilla Serrano, nursing major, and Vicky Valle, Program Assistant, hand out snacks on behalf of the International Student Center and EOPS on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

From left: Isabel Sandoval, English major, Joseph Bunch, sociology major, Jonathan Raya, political science major, and Marina Jimenez, administrative justice major, represent the ASCC Student Government at the Club Rush Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

From left: Isabel Sandoval, English major, Joseph Bunch, sociology major, Jonathan Raya, political science major, and Marina Jimenez, administrative justice major, represent the ASCC Student Government at the Club Rush Day on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Far left: Jonathon Raya, political science major and ASCC council member talks to students about student government during the Club Rush event on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Far left: Jonathon Raya, political science major and ASCC council member talks to students about student government during the Club Rush event on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Students gather around to sign up for clubs at the Club Rush event on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Students gather around to sign up for clubs at the Club Rush event on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Lion dancers enter the East Quad while musicians perform accompanying music on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Lion dancers enter the East Quad while musicians perform accompanying music on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

The white lion dances through the booths into the quad while students watch on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

The white lion dances through the booths into the quad while students watch on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Performers from the Ane Thanh Lion Dance bring their costumes to life with chomping jaws and flapping ears while their musicians play in the background on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Performers from the Ane Thanh Lion Dance bring their costumes to life with chomping jaws and flapping ears while their musicians play in the background on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Red lion performers unfurl a banner with the word "Fortune" written upon it as part of the finale of the Lion Dance on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Red lion performers unfurl a banner with the word "Fortune" written upon it as part of the finale of the Lion Dance on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Workers and children from the Child Development Center gaze at the white lion standing tall during the finale of the lion dance on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Workers and children from the Child Development Center gaze at the white lion standing tall during the finale of the lion dance on Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017. Photo by Christopher Santee.

Special thanks to Graciela C. Arriaga-Sosa, Interim Coordinator of the International Student Center for her help.