ASRCC hosts first Welcome Back Pool Party

By Diego Garcia

The Associated Students of Riverside City College hosted a Welcome Back Pool Party for Riverside City College students Sept. 9.

RCC students Tyler Garrett and Kasey Black enjoyed the event but were dissatisfied at the small turnout of students. They claim that if more advertising had been done, more students would have turned out to support the school and would have ultimately made the pool party more enjoyable.

“Wish more people came out to support the school … more advertising, so people would come out, that’s what we were expecting,” Garrett and Black said.

The temperature for the city of Riverside reached a high of 93 degrees Sept. 9 which was considered to be hot by some students who attended the pool party.

One attendee was pleased with the party but expressed one big concern which RCC student Alejandra Vasquez also agreed with: the lack of shady spots.

The only shaded areas nearby were shadows cast by the right-side wall of the Riverside Aquatics Complex, two RCC canopies across the street, and small tents for food handlers and ASRCC members.

“We as college kids are broke, so it’s cool that they have free food,” Black said.

That free food included hot dogs, veggie burgers, snow cones and cotton candy.

Students who attended the event had a chance to participate in various games like a water balloon toss and a free-style race.

Students who placed in these games won prizes which included $5 dollar gift cards to Starbucks, swim caps and Speedos, all of which were provided by ASRCC.

ASRCC president Nigel Item reported that RCC’s Swim Team contributed women’s swimsuits as prizes for the event.

Black also gave insight on what an event, like ASRCC’s Welcome Back Pool Party, means for students like herself. She described her experience as “sweet.”

Attendees were required to sign a release and waiver of liability agreement before being allowed access into RCC’s pool.