Happiness and Prosperity
"Happiness and Prosperity" is a popular Chinese New Year's greeting. At the Chinese New Year-themed Spartan Fest, it seemed a good indication of what the spring semester would bring for Northampton Community College students. Cheerful smiles could be seen as they feasted on a buffet of Asian cuisine, laughed with friends, danced, and competed in sumo wrestling. Students also had the chance to ensure a successful semester by learning about over sixty NCC clubs and organizations they could join.
"This was the largest Spartan Fest in Northampton history," Student Senate President Patrick Grifone said. "We had a committee dedicated to making sure it was a success."
Success also was had by the Funeral Services Association, who was awarded $100 by Student Senate for having the table that best represented their club's mission.
Other winners were Trevon Cheese and Elizabeth Segreaves, who took the titles in sumo wrestling, and Robert VanThiel who won the rice ball eating competition.
A happy and prosperous start, indeed!