Rough start to a week of float building

Some clubs did not immediately begin their float building due to the unavailability of the money needed and lack of members attending. They will be working on their floats until the Homecoming game.

TM Luis Guzman

Some clubs did not immediately begin their float building due to the unavailability of the money needed and lack of members attending. They will be working on their floats until the Homecoming game.

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Clubs gathered at the Field House in the wet and muddy grass to begin their Homecoming tradition of float building in preparation for the end of the week Homecoming celebration.

Float building started on Monday, Oct. 13, with a scattering of floats all centered around the theme “Around the World.” About 20 clubs are expected to create a float, with some in a waitlist in case those clubs do not follow through with their plans

Some clubs were beginning early, placing their float platforms on the grass so that they could begin creating their designs.

The ASCC Cabinet had decided on a theme in their Sept. 22 meeting where clubs chose their country to represent in their float decorations.

Victor Macias, an architecture major and a member of the Architecture Club, was there to help set-up for the club’s float, but encountered some obstacles.

“We can’t start today because we didn’t get the float check money and I don’t know when we’re going to get that.”

Macias said that each club gets up to $400 to make a float.

“Several clubs got their money; there’s other ones that didn’t. They’re still waiting on the check.”

He said that the club is planning to make building replicas up to 11-feet high with foam, wood and lumber.

“We’re the Architecture Club, so we want to represent the United Arab Emirates or Dubai.”

He said that the buildings of these countries are the future in architecture and the best architecture in the world.

Enrique Hernandez, a civil engineering major and ICC representative, said that there was confusion last week, and with the planning of the float building in general.

He said that clubs can go to the Activities Center to pick up their checks for the floats.

This is not Hernandez’s first time helping out with float building. He believes the long float-building hours this week are important.

“I think it’s really essential because this really takes a lot of work. The more time we have the better, I guess,” he said.

Hernandez said that, to him, the first day seemed slow and that he hopes that the next few days are more productive.

The entire ASCC Calendar of student activities can be seen here: http://cms.cerritos.edu/uploads/Activities/Calendar/ASCC_Calendar_2014-2015.pdf

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