Cheshyre Cheese Club hosts last coffee night of the semester

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Education freshman Alex Kreider, reads one of his untitled poem to the audience, Thursday in the Loftin student center. The Chester Cheese Club hosted the last coffee night of the semester.

Education freshman Alex Kreider, reads one of his untitled poem to the audience, Thursday in the Loftin student center. The Chester Cheese Club hosted the last coffee night of the semester.Students, faculty and staff performed music and poetry readings. Photo by Manuel Bautista

Students, faculty and staff performed music and poetry readings.

By Ana Victoria Cano

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

 

The Cheshyre Cheese Club hosted its last Coffee Night of the fall semester Nov. 20 in the cafeteria of Loftin Student Center.

Jane Focht-Hansen, English professor and writing center director, who is also the chief adviser of the club, described the night as “bittersweet.”

At first, people hesitated to perform during the open-mic event. But Tony Guerrero, president of the club, encouraged some shy participants to take the stage.

Alonzo Mckee, radio, TV, broadcasting sophomore, shared his poem “The Jungle.”

“It was my first time,” said Mckee, who has attended this college since 2011, “I always wanted to do it, but I never thought I was ready enough, so I just decided to say just give it a try.”

He said about Coffee Night, “It is pretty good; it is pretty different; it gives people a chance to speak out.”

Some participants read, others recited from memory and some wrote poems on the spot and then recited them. All of them displayed energy and enthusiasm.

Music sophomore Austin Zettner performed a heavy rock song named “Into Forever.” He played the guitar and sang.

From music to poetry, Guerrero said the stage was open to any art performance. He invited people to sign up for the club and to get notifications of future events.

“There is a lot of talented people,” said education freshman Alex Kreider.

Stewart Garner, environmental science freshman Brian Garner’s father, said although he is not a professional performer, he felt very comfortable because the atmosphere was relaxed. He performed a series of his original poems.

The next Coffee Night is in February.

“I think more people should come check it out,” said music freshman Miguel Alcorn. “I think people should come and they would all enjoy it. It is really fun.”

For more information, visit the club’s Facebook page by searching for “Cheshyre CheeseClub Sanantoniocollege.”

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