Senior Brunch during course fair

Ingrid Chang

On Wednesday, March 4, Senior Brunch will take place during the 80-minute course selection fair. Senior class officers, along with the leadership staff commission and Dean of Students Denae Moore, have been planning the brunch as soon as they knew that seniors were not allowed to leave campus this year.

On Wednesday, March 4, Senior Brunch will take place during the 80-minute course selection fair. Senior class officers, along with the leadership staff commission and Dean of Students Denae Moore, have been planning the brunch as soon as they knew that seniors were not allowed to leave campus this year.

This year, seniors are restricted from leaving campus during the course fair. Previously, seniors only needed a signed permission slip and a bracelet to go off campus. Due to the lack of instructional minutes, this year’s seniors have to stay on campus.

"We have to meet requirements for instructional minutes for the state of California and we needed to find more minutes," Moore said. "That’s why seniors are going to be required to stay on campus this year."

Instructional minutes are the required number of days and minutes that students have to be in class. During that time a certain percentage of the student body has to be on campus.

Senior Brunch is occurring for the first time this year and the class officers are trying to make it enjoyable and give the seniors something to do during the 80-minute period.

"Hopefully people will like Senior Brunch. I think it’ll be fun to have everyone there just [hanging] out with friends," senior class vice president Vrinda Gupta said.

Senior Andrew Wong expressed his dismayed view of not being able to go off campus.

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"It’s kind of unfair to us but since they’re planning activities and having free food, [Senior Brunch] might be worth it," Wong said.

During Senior Brunch, seniors will be provided with breakfast and will make their own electronic time capsules, nominate superlatives (winners are awarded at senior gala). The time capsule will be made in the Leadership room and will be played at the Class of 2009’s 10-year reunion. Students get to record a film of themselves or with their friends by using the cameras provided in the Leadership room. Other activities will take place in the main gym and breakfast will be provided in the student center.

"We think [the time capsule] will be really cool. People [will be able to] see how they talked and how they looked," Gupta said.

There will be raffles going on as well, every 10 minutes, for prizes such as a senior ball bid and gift cards. The class officers will also be talking about senior wills.

"As long as the schedule is the same [for future years], it’s more than likely we will keep the Senior Brunch," Moore said.