Published: 8:54 pm December 25, 2022 | Updated: 8:54 pm December 25, 2022
As Michael Bublé said, “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas―” It is indeed beginning to look like Christmas in FEU Roosevelt.
Article by: Jhon Conda and Sean Guerrero
The annual celebration of the Festival of Lights to commemorate the Christmas holiday continued throughout the FEUR campuses last December 2, 2022, after a long course of online and distant learning.
Despite being disconnected mid-call, students and teachers from different campuses showcased their enthusiasm through talented performances onsite and on air. FEUR Rodriguez’s intermission number filled the cold atmosphere of the night through band playing, singing, and dance performances from Music and Dance Clubs.
Ground-shaking cheers from the crowd, music, lights, and the decorations, such as the human-size Christmas tree, parol, snowman, the nativity of Jesus, and more, made the program as colorful as ever. Christmas Village in FEUR Rodriguez is well-liked as it became a famous attraction for students to take pictures of gigantic decorations built in the school’s parking lot by different academic levels.
Students who attended shared their experiences. “My experience with the ‘Festival of Lights’ was both nervous and fun because it was my first time to perform a Christmas song in front of the FEUR students,” Christian Cruz from 11-STEM B and Music Club said.
Sharing the same sentiment, Hannah Mickaela Oracoy from 11-STEM C rated the event “8/10. It was fun, and I only wished there was a bigger venue to cater to everyone and hoped the technicalities were solved quicker.”
Although most students seemed satisfied, there were still comments that could be used as a learning opportunity for the coordinators. Raven P. Rolluqui from 11-HUMSS A expressed, “I wasn’t able to watch the performances clearly, so I’d give them a 5/10. As I’ve said, they could’ve put us in a bigger space to see the performances and everything visibly.”
With all the technical and venue difficulties, the Tamaraws still made a fantastic effort to make the atmosphere lively and indulge in the Christmas spirit. The event was genuinely mesmerising through the cooperation of students and teachers; teamwork and dedication pushed the event to success.