Spirit Week brings fun and pride to BC

PieSliderTo rally students and show pride for the school, Bellevue College held Spirit Week from Oct. 21 to Oct. 25.

Part of BC’s spirit week was Crazy Hair Day, on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The LGBTQ Resource Center was in charge of the day’s event. Campus Activities Board provided all sorts of things to help students get their hair crazy. They offered spray paints, silly string and just about anything else you could think of.

Mainly, the LGBTQ went to take part in a fun day for students and to help boost spirit throughout the campus.

“Days like this are important because you get to show pride for your school and have fun. People who go to a primarily two-year schools aren’t very spirited because they have the mindset that they’re going to be out of here in no time so they don’t feel the need to participate, but I think it’s important,” said Chelsia Wilkerson, LGBTQ member.

Those who participated in the Crazy Hair Day contest also had the chance to win prizes depending on how “crazy” their hair was.

Ron Rodriguez, director of the LGBTQ Resource Center, said they chose cazy hair day for their spirit day mostly because it’s fun.

“We got asked to host this spirit day and I think something like Crazy Hair Day is really fun. Plus, it gives a chance for members of LGBTQ and the student body to break out of their shell a little to take part in something like this,” said Rodriguez.

It’s no secret that there is a lack of spirit at BC when it comes to events but Kyra Bruce, LGBTQ member, doesn’t let that stop her from showing her pride.

“We want it to be fun,” said Bruce.

As for the future, Rodriguez hopes to see more events and more participation throughout the Bellevue College campus.

“We in the LGBTQ Resource Center try to be very active and plan events that everybody can participate in. I think if we keep up this level of excitement and keep trying to get everybody involved, as we move towards becoming a full-fledged four year college we are going to have more substance to offer as a school,” said Rodriguez.

One of the other big events this year was a carnival put on by the Associated Student Government on Thursday Oct. 24. Many people, upon hearing of a school carnival would roll their eyes and anticipate something cheesy and, well, boring. However, contrary to that perception, the ASG went all out on the carnival, held in the cafeteria from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

There were plenty of attractions, including a “Tip-a-Troll” game booth, a bean toss, booths for Antioch University and Argosy University, a table advertising the upcoming Underland Halloween Dance, a balloon artist from Clown Buggie