Inaugural volleyball bash needs staff players

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Short-staffed offices, hot weather might be affecting sign-up for Wednesday event.

By Ryann Palacios

This college’s first volleyball game pitting students against staff still does not have enough staff members signed up to play, said Carrie Hernandez, senior student success specialist.

The student life office is hosting the Student vs. Staff Volleyball Bash 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday in the mall to break the ice between students and staff.

“We don’t have much staff that have shown interest,” Hernandez said. “Part of the reason is that they are super busy with the semester having just started.”

So far, only one team of six staff members has signed up, Hernandez said. About 12 students have signed up to play.

Hernandez speculated about why people may not be eager to sign up for the game.

“It’s hot outside,” she said. “People have to return to work and may not have time to shower after the game.”

Plus, Hernandez said this college’s staff is shrinking, which exacerbates the problem.

“There is a growing trend of departments being short staffed.” Hernandez said. “Student life is short staffed, too, but we are going to keep pushing.”

If all else fails and not enough staff members sign up for the Volleyball Bash, Hernandez says they will make do with student teams. However, the idea is to get interaction between staff and students.

“Sometimes people wait until the last minute to sign up, so maybe we will get more people closer to the date,” she said. “We are staying positive and hoping people come out.”

Student life will be providing a free lunch for the players.

To sign up for the volleyball bash, students can register with Marisa Martinez at, and staff can register with Carrie Hernandez at


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