Welcome Back Vaqueros


BARBECUE:Representatives of GCC clubs and organizations get ready to recruit members for the fall semester.

Anahit Kardzhyan, Staff Writer

Students gathered in Plaza Vaquero for Tuesday’s Welcome Back BBQ as ASGCC served them hot dogs, popcorn, and refreshments during lunch hour while entertaining them with music.

The student body government has been hosting the Welcome Back BBQ for the past five years. Their goal is to keep students refreshed and excited about upcoming weeks, providing them with a distraction from homework assignments, projects, and deadlines.

Student activities coordinator Tzoler Oukayan said that everything here was organized “by the students, for the students.”

ASGCC members were determined to make the newcomers feel welcome, along with returning students and faculty members, by providing them with complimentary refreshments and entertainment. Campus activities representative Chris Ramos managed the music while the vice president of finance, Manuel Mikhaeilyan, grilled hot dogs with the help of fellow members Ani Sarkisyan and Anita Shirinyan. During this time, various organizations on campus lined tables in the plaza for Club Rush. With more than 40 different ones to chose from, students are encouraged to join clubs and get involved both on campus and in the community.