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Earth Fest at Kaiser High School

The Celebration of Earth Fest
Eleonora Pililyan
Kaiser Earth Fest in the late afternoon.

Kaiser High School’s annual Earth Fest took place on April 26 from 4-8 p.m., offering a fantastic opportunity for friends and families to come together and learn about the environment and the importance of our planet.

Traditionally, Earth Fest involves community clean-up efforts, with non-profit organizations leading beach cleanups and raising awareness about global warming. However, Kaiser’s EarthFest took a different approach, focusing on inspiring people to join clean-up efforts through various company-led initiatives.

A highlight of Earth Fest is the parade, where participants create posters or draw images related to Earth Day on cardboard and walk with them during the parade. This year, the parade was especially vibrant, with attendees showcasing their creativity and dedication to environmental causes.

The theme for this year’s Earth Fest was “Planet vs. Plastic,” with the event featuring a range of performances lasting five to ten minutes each, including singers, dancers, bands, magicians, and comedians. The school also set up food booths, entertainment areas, and games for children.

Kaiser EarthFest differed from normal Earth Fest since the entire event was not completely centered around environmental issues.  There were a lot of non-environmental tents like food booths, game booths, and shopping booths. There were some tents at the Earth Fest promoting environmental awareness and they had large posters that helped spread their message. Most of them had to do with the Wipe-Out crew.

Tez Capfer and Cameryn Murakami found the event pretty fun for spending time with friends and family. They were glad to attend the Earth Fest and spend time together. 

Kaiser Earth Fest in the evening. (David Kunihiro)

Erik Cuellar Arronte, a freshman student and part of leadership, found the event organized and decorated. He believed it was a great opportunity to interact with people. 

Arronte went on to say that the planning stage was hard, but the most important thing was to follow the task they were given and work hard. 

“During my performance, the microphone turned off. But then it was fixed and the rest of my performance went well,” said Tristen Tsu, who played guitar during EarthFest. 

Tsu realized that Earth Fest was a good place to find communication with people. Everyone seemed nice and interactive, and he was even able to find new friends. 

The event contained different products such as plants, food or drinks from vegetables or fruits, as well as handmade soaps and other products. Also, it had places where people from the companies who collect trash and help clean up the environment were talking about their job and influencing people to help care for nature.  

Also, on the Earth Fest could be noticed posters that were relative to Earth Day. Some posters had drawings of cleaning up trash, and keeping the environment safe, which made the actual Earth Fest atmosphere. A couple of other posters had phrases or quotes about taking care of nature. It gave some inspiring feelings and made the event look more organized and prepared for celebration.

Performance from Kaiser High School students. (David Kunihiro)

Hiwa Cummings, a senior who helped organize the event, remarked that this year’s EarthFest was better and more organized than the previous year’s. Feedback on the food was mixed, but overall positive, with a range of options from curry and noodles to spam musubis and smoothies.  One student said, “The Spam musubis are fire”.

One of the workers on the Earth Fest, who was selling ice cream, shared how he was spending time and feeling about the event. He enjoys seeing people happy to spend time together, as he likes to talk to people. He thinks it is a well-organized event that really relates to Earth Day. 

The amount of musical talent at the Earth Fest was really surprising, ranging from students to Kaiser Alumni who competed in the Voice like Gabriel Goes. The music ranged from renditions of familiar songs and songs that were written by the artists themselves. 

Besides the variety and amount of tents at the event, some said they wanted more. “I wish there was more food and tents”.  Another said, “I really enjoyed the musical acts and I would have liked more from them.” 

Additionally, it had some fun activities for kids. There were inflatable bouncy houses, they were coloring pots for plants, and places where either dogs or flowers out of the balloons. 

Kaiser Earth Fest at night (David Kunihiro)

Earth Fest was a great way for everyone to communicate and have a good time together with friends or family. It is amazing to see people enjoying their time, EarthFest left good memories of everything that was there. Also, it was a big opportunity for musicians, they were able to show their artistic skills. EarthFest was a fun event for everyone involved and it further solidifies how important it is to be aware of our environmental impact.

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Eleonora Pililyan
Eleonora Pililyan, Staff Writer
Eleonora Pililyan is a 15-year-old freshman student at Kaiser High School. She is in love with books and music.  In her spare time you can find her practicing her craft for writing. A few things that relax her are ceramics, watching movies, rainy weather and crocheting.  She also has an infinity for plants and taking care of them.
David Kunihiro
David Kunihiro, Staff Writer
David Kunihiro is a freshmen at Kaiser High school. He enjoys Japanese food and video games. He is also a former esports fall champion for League of Legends and is currently on the Swim team and Orchestra.
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