In Case You Missed It: Open Mic pt. 2, Winter Formal

>> Nov 30 – Dec 4 <<

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas….ok maybe a little early for that still but HAPPY FINALS SZN. Throwback to our first open mic back in October, it was so popular that we decided to have ANOTHER ONE! A ton of people performed and Justin Bieber even made an appearance singing “Love Yourself” (jk, but a lot of people sang some good covers!)

22831848563_f3a27dd607_oAte (Breanne) and ading (Julie) performing a duet!

After a night of singing, a couple spoken word pieces, and even dancing everyone walked over to Christmas In The Park for hot chocolate, ice skating, and to see the long-awaited Akbayan christmas tree. Earlier in the week we held an ornament fundraiser for the gen members where they could write a little note on a Filipino sun. People added pictures of themselves and even a picture of a dog made it onto the tree!


And here’s a picture of everyone who went down below :)


If you wanna see more pictures from open mic or Christmas in the Park click here.

Friday was the big day….Winter Formal!!! This year it was held at the San Jose Woman’s Club. Everyone dressed up and looked cute with their dates, ready for a fun night and to look back at all the events that happened throughout the semester.


Food was provided by Grub Shack and with the help of our interns everyone was able to get food quickly. There was rice, pasta, macaroni salad, chicken, and kalua pork YUM! After “grubbin” out it was time for the interns to make their entrance and announce their name….


Surprise surprise!! Presenting Akbayan’s Internship Class of 2015-2016: Supreme Interns

After the intern announcement, awards were given out for fg MVP’s and gen members of the month (September, October, and November). They are as followed:

Friendship Games MVPs

  • Roll Call MVP: Jacob Pingue
  • Games MVP: Dominique Guevara, Jessamyn Dumlao, Julio Lepe, Justin Galvez, Kristopher Rocha, Quynh Phan
  • SPUF MVP: Joseph Ilos
  • FG MVP: Mario Hidalgo

Gen Member of the Month

  • September: Ronnielyn Reyes
  • October: Nathan Belleza
  • November: Jose Pardo

The new head games coach and SPUF master were also announced for next year who are Tyler Petroni and Edgar Domingo, respectively.



The friendship games video was shown which was a recap of our day down in Fullerton. Next was our end of semester recap video, showcasing all the events we held this past fall. We have ’em right here for you to watch :D

FG Video

End of Semester Recap Fall 2015


Well, after a week of voting [submitting ballots at the table], the ballots were collected and the votes came in…this year’s Winter Formal King was JP Sanchez and Queen was Dominique Guevara! Woohoo :D – following tradition, the king and queen get to have the first dance of the night, and so they did. But what’s a dance without music?! Luckily we had DJ Warren there to play all the hits and everyone danced the night away.

Crazy how fast this semester has gone by…but thank you to everyone who came out to our events this fall! Hope you made lasting friendships and shared unforgettable memories :’)

That being said good luck with your finals, rest up and eat a lot over break, and we’ll see y’all in the spring for another awesome semester.

stay wavy ;)


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