Quadfest 2013: Welcome to the Jungle

by Cynthia Tintorri, photos by Patricia Canavan
August 29, 2013

Quadfest 2013: Welcome to the Jungle!The only thing that might have made Quadfest 2013 a better party would have been a bigger Quad! The largest Quadfest in NCC history (nearly 60 student organizations and 27 community groups!) had a jungle theme, complete with zip-lining (insert Tarzan-yell here) and reptiles.

The annual welcome event, held on August 29, opened with a golf-cart parade of NCC dignitaries, including President Dr. Mark Erickson, Vice President of Student Affairs Mardi McGuire-Closson, and Student Senators Angel Diaz (president), Joseph Ortiz (vice president) Carolina Mayor (secretary) and Dailyn Yaris Mota (treasurer). The International Student Organization followed behind with a colorful parade of flags.

Angel Diaz, Joseph Ortiz, Dailyn Yaris Mota, Carolina Mayor, Dr. Mark Erickson and Mardi McGuire-Closson, in jungle-camo T-shirts!A capacity crowd munched on picnic fare of hot dogs and watermelon while browsing club tables and dancing to the awesome musical stylings of DJ Mikey G (a.k.a. Michaelangelo Gabat). Contests included men's and women's arm wrestling competitions. And the bold and the brave lined up to give zip-lining a try!

Sponsored by Student Life and the Student Senate, this Quadfest will surely go down in history as one of the best NCC parties ... ever!

To see photos of the fun, check out this Flickr gallery.


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