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Students saddle up for the wild wild west

Welcome week dance attracts community
Antonio Johnson
LMC students boogey on the dance floor.

Los Medanos College Welcome Week ended with a Wild West Dance Party Aug. 24 hosted by Los Medanos College Associated Students in the Student Union.

“I was happy that we were able to host a dance on campus in response to students’ request for a dance at the All-College assembly,” said Basic Needs Program Coordinator Megala Ohare. She also said that although the turnout was light, people trickled in and out to use the photo booth and check out the music being played by the DJ.

“All in all, those that attended had fun, enjoyed the music, and the surprise light-up giveaway. A few students dressed in the theme and danced to the themed songs and the popular songs,” Ohare said.

The disco balls lit up the room like a prism and made it feel as if you were in a disco club setting like the movie “Saturday Night Fever” and it brought the party to life.

The dance featured DJ Dub T from Suisun, California who has decades of experience DJ-ing from across the east and west coast. He now provides services across the Bay and Sacramento areas.

“There weren’t as many people as everyone was expecting,” said Lindsay Litowitz, Program Coordinator for Student Life, but a couple dozen students, faculty and staff popped their heads in and out on the dance floor during the duration of the event.

Attendees jammed out to songs like “El Farsante” by Ozuna, “Low” by Flo Rida and “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO. It had a vibe as students danced with each other.

Nikohlas Higgins, a student who works in the Student Union explained that the event was planned ahead of time to include a photo booth, a playlist and “prizes for the first 50 people in attendance.”

The Wild West Dance brought people out together who wouldn’t normally connect.

“It was a very neat and great opportunity to meet new people outside of class that you wouldn’t see otherwise,” said student Isabella Johnson. “And for me personally, since I’m an introvert, it was easier to meet people.”

Student Jamie Knox said he had a lot of fun and “even though I can’t dance much, I still feel supported.”

Jamel Maquez who attended the dance with his cousin Jorel said he was “excited about the event.”

Joshua Smith-Martinez said he loved “having the freedom and liberty to express yourself on the dance floor without any judgmental feelings.”

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