The Party… – 2/8/2008

Shirtless and with a black star painted on his face in homage to the rock band Kiss, Levi Rosenthal jumped into the fountain in the middle of the Main Quad during his performance at Club Day.

“The one thing I want the clubs and students at De Anza to remember me by is my quote of have fun and in doing so you truly get to live life,” said Levi.

Despite delays and bad weather, De Anza College held its Club Day on Thursday Jan. 31, where many of the clubs came out to show their style while recruiting new members.

Originally scheduled for Jan. 24, Club Day was changed because of bad weather. Despite the cold and momentary showers on the new date, the event was something not to be missed.

There were a variety of clubs that focused on every thing from sports and academics to religion, business, social activism and cultural heritage.

Clubs representing cultural heritage were out in full force. The Vietnamese Student Association, Jews, Israelis and Friends and the Casa De Macau are clubs open to everyone interested in and wishing to better understand other cultures.

Business clubs exist as a way to attract students interested in understanding the economy and the stock market. “If you wanna be rich join our club,” said Robby Roekman, member of the De Anza Stock Trader.

The event began at 11 a.m. with most of the clubs displaying pictures of past events, books, pamphlets and awards that they had received. Some of the clubs displayed items that were related to their theme or their cultural heritage.

Clubs also pulled out some team spirit and entertained students throughout the day. The Disabled Students Unlimited demonstrated their singing talents with members belting out a few songs, including Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ In The Wind”.

The De Anza Cheer and Dance Team displayed dancing skill and cheer sprit. “Life is a dance”, said Katya Barrows, member of the De Anza Cheer and Dance Team.

The De Anza Tae Kwon Do Club put their martial arts skills on display in a two-part performance. First, members simulated a street brawl to a crowd of on-lookers. Then, in the second part of their performance, members kicked through sets of wooden boards.

In their grand finale, one member kicked through several boards being held by two other Tae Kwon Do Club members.

Despite high expectations, the Vietnamese Students Association was unable to perform their Dragon Dance at this Club Day because they could not find a member who qualified to be the head.

Not all the performances were by clubs, though. The Inter Club Council held a limbo contest open to every one, awarding a prize of $5 to the winner. Several club members from De Anza Tae Kwon Do, Circle K, Cheer, VSA, and the whales from WISE 37 attempted to show their limbo skills.

It was after Rosenthal’s performance that the event came to an end and by 1:30 all that was once club day had been cleaned up.

Published for La Voz Weekly
2/8/2008
Website: The Party…

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About Stan Rezaee
I'm a writer from San Jose who has contributed to several online and print publications.

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