Thanksgiving Field Day will take place on the Great Lawn on Wednesday, Nov. 16 from 2:30-4:30 p.m. (Photo by Cameron Enomoto)
By Cameron Enomoto | Staff Writer
On Wednesday, Nov. 16, the Board of Student Productions (BOSP) and the Board of Student Activities (BOSA) will be hosting Thanksgiving Field Day for KCC students. The event will take place on the Great Lawn outside of the cafeteria from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Students do not need to RSVP or bring their ID in order to participate. Everyone is invited to enjoy the event before or after classes.
Thanksgiving Field Day will have fun activities like volleyball, dodgeball, football, and water pong (beer pong without alcohol). For those who prefer board games, Jenga, Pictionary, and more games will be available. Additionally, there will be stations for students to create their own friendship bracelets and make snack cups with popcorn, chips, and beef jerky. Students will have a choice of juice or Gatorade as their beverage.
BOSP and BOSA recently partnered up to host Halloween Fright Night in October where attendees received goodie bags, participated in a cookie-decorating activity, and took Polaroid pictures with friends.
Covid-19 has prevented many in-person events, though this prompted BOSP to look for other ways to provide students with necessary support and activities.
“We’ve had a few in-person events, but not as much as we’re used to having,” said Moani Pomare, the vice chair of BOSP. “Covid definitely put a stall on a bunch of events, but we did have the New Student Orientation last year, as well as distributions of journals and flyers throughout the semesters. It has been difficult to plan and execute events for students. I will say though that it made us realize that in-person events should not be our sole focus, and that we should be more aware of what it means to ‘give back.'”
In the future, BOSP plans to host more events for students.
“Our overall mission is to give back and support students in their endeavors,” Pomare said. “We want to give them the platforms needed to excel, whether that be through academics or personal interests. We also want to make note that we want to do virtual events, so the students who are solely online or who cannot make it to campus are also included within our mission.”