BY MARCO URIAS
STORY & PHOTO BY MARCO URIAS
CYPRESS, Calif. Sep. 22 Associated Students hosted the first on-campus social event of the year. It took place outside of the Student Center, and the Charger Cafe, an on-campus restaurant, from 12:15 pm to 2:15 pm. President JoAnna Schilling was among the attendees.
There were tables and awnings set up which provided shade for attendees and hosts to socialize. Cypress Cheerleading had a table set up and was well prepared to help attendees stay hydrated in the 95-degree heat with cups and cool, refreshing lemonade.
“Friendship, I love my friends,” Jocelyn Estrada said, a member of the Cypress Cheerleading squad, when describing what she liked most about cheerleading. Estrada also said students can attend basketball games to see them perform or follow their Instagram page @cypressspiritsquad for updates and links to tryouts.
A little later the squad began practicing some moves, or “stunts,” which involved lifting Shahada Hill, where she remained with her arms raised before dropping into a trust fall known to be an extension-180-half cradle.
Games were set up under some shade for attendees to play. At the towering, wobbling Jenga station was Alejandra Bautista, associated students member and psychology major, who encouraged students to attend AS meetings Mondays and Wednesdays. There was a bean bag toss and tennis balls bounced back and forth as players hit them with their paddles.
The Student Services and Admissions Records were ready to equip attendees against coronavirus. There was hand sanitizer available. Attendees could take bags filled with goods such as personal hand sanitizer, gloves, antibacterial wipes, and two face masks. Small bags of potato chips, chocolate chip granola bars, fruit snacks, and water bottles were also available.