Students have fun in the sun at first SRC poolside DJ event

Melisa Fumbarg

The Student Recreation Center (SRC) pool hosted a poolside DJ event at the SRC pool on Thursday.

The event gave students a chance to cool off from the hot weather and take a break from studying from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. to enjoy swimming, music, food, prizes and games including Twister and canoe battle ship.

Ryan Hairapetian, the SRC aquatic director, said he “started planning this event as early as May.”

Hairapetian was in charge of putting together the event and ensuring that all of the lifeguards, the DJ and activities were all in place for some safe and successful fun in the sun.

Although the event was planned by the SRC it was coordinated alongside intramurals sports and the University Student Union (USU).

Eva Luque, a junior kinesiology major, has worked for intramurals for three years and helped coordinate the event.

“A lot of things we’re doing this semester is to get departments to work together,” she said.

The CSUN campus wants to get the aquatic, SRC and intramural programs to utilize each other’s facilities and help reach the student population, Luque said.

The SRC is “trying to market the pool,” Hairapetian said. The SRC is hoping to get between 100 and 150 people in attendance, he continued.

DJ duo Whomper Room was there and performed for four other previous SRC Poolside DJ events, playing deep house and electronic music.

Celine Baudoin, freshman business management major, said the event is a nice way to relax on a hot summer afternoon.

“I think it’s a great idea to organize this for people to meet,” Baudoin said.

There will be two other SRC Poolside DJ events taking place this semester on Sept. 25 and Oct. 9 and three more in the spring semester.