By Seungkyung Baek |Staff Writer|
There are various events held on campus to celebrate the beginning of the new academic year.
Night Terror, a part of the movie night event series will be held on campus Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m. at the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) room 107.
“Students can bring their own popcorn,” said Leslie Delgadillo, program assistant of program board. “And we haven’t got the name of movie yet. So they can guess and find out that day.”
“We are going to show a scary movie, but it is not a specific event to make Halloween atmosphere. Just watching together to enjoy…moreover, it is a good chance for freshmen to participate,” continued Delgadillo.
Program board hosts events for students to have a fun time in the beginning of fall quarter.
“I would go to the night terror because I love scary movies a lot,” said student Noely Guzman.
“We want them to just come out and enjoy a scary movie without thinking about homework that day,” said Delgadillo.
The Coming Out Monologues is also an event on campus that will bring LGBTQ+ community members on Oct. 11 at the SMSU Theater. The event is a communication opportunity LGBTQ+ members, allies and those interested to get involved or learn more.
“Members of the LGBTQ+ community will attend and tell their coming out stories at school with no time limit,” said Lisseth Reyes, program assistant of pride center department.
“I think the Coming Out Monologues are really important. The event lets students share their story and their struggles, allowing them to freely express themselves to an audience with ears that are open to hear,” said student David Calbaldon.
Many students interviewed shared this same sentiment hoping they could attend, but their schedules won’t allow.
To celebrate the beginning of the fall quarter a Masquerade ball will be held on Oct. 14 at the SMSU lobby.
“This is basically a part of the homecoming activities which includes dance and music performance,” said Delgadillo.
“People can wear slacks and shirts. A lot of girls will wear formal gowns like a high school homecoming.” said Destiny Lara.
“Staff will wear a black uniform to differentiate with participants,” said Lara. “But people need to bring their own mask.”
There will be a live Jazz band, a DJ, at the event. Food and drinks will also be provided.
“The purpose of the event is that a lot of people come for the first time homecoming dance celebration,” said Lara.