Star Fest event shines light on LCC
The LCC Student Life Office celebrated the people of the college through a variety of events during this year’s Star Fest.
“The purpose of the week was to shine a light on the stars on campus,” said Student Life employee Josh West, one of the Star Fest coordinators.
Star Fest kicked off April 10 at a special LCC Night at a Lansing Lugnuts game. Over 170 students, staff, and alumni tailgated the game and had an all-you-can-eat buffet.
LCC student Kailey Hawkins was selected to throw out the ceremonial first pitch at Cooley Law School Stadium.
“It was a lot of fun, even though they (the Lugnuts) ended up losing,” West said.
Another big Star Fest event was the 47th annual Student Recognition Ceremony, held April 11 on West Campus. Students and staff from about 20 different LCC departments, programs and student organizations were honored for outstanding achievement, West said.
April 16 was possibly the busiest day for Star Fest, with events mainly taking place on the third floor of the Arts and Sciences Building.
“It was a day that we chose to host most of our cultural activities,” West said. “There is a lot of diversity on campus, and Star Fest’s main focus is celebrating the students on campus while incorporating culture.”
Throughout the day, different non-profit organizations and international programs focused on cultures from around the world. One highlight was a fashion show during which students and members of LCC’s fashion program showed off cultural clothing they designed.
The final event of Star Fest was a Scholastic Book Fair in Room 409 of the Arts and Sciences Building. It was held from April 21 through 25 and was hosted by the Future Teachers Club.
Student Lurah Peterson went to the book fair on April 22 and bought several books.
“I’m really excited,” Peterson said. “Getting new books is awesome.”