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A Perfect Day for Pi

Photo by: Michael Lin
Fresno City College student pies faculty members during the Pi Day fundraising event on March 15.

Fresno City College held its annual Pi Day event to celebrate March 14, the date on the calendar that matches the first three digits of pi. This year’s Pi Day celebration was held on Friday, March 15 and has been going on for over 10 years.

The event is a fundraiser for the Society of Women engineers and the Science and Engineering club.

For the last three years the event had been hosted by FCC instructors Karen Willis and Rebecca Cherry. This year the event was set up like a game show. Different teachers from the other science departments like chemistry, physics, biology, math and geology all join in for the games.

It was a trivia based game and if the teachers answered the questions wrong they got a whip cream pie to the face by one of their students.

Willis and Cherry were asked to host this event three years ago in 2020. The host wanted two female STEM instructors to host the show since March is also Women’s History Month. Willis and Cherry were happy to host and think it is important for women to get into STEM.

“Showing women that we can be in STEM and we can be professional and still have fun and be taken seriously, and go on to support others,” said Willis.

This year the two teams were Team Proton and Team Science Rocks. Willis said the game consisted of three rounds of trivia written by ChatGPT. In between the rounds the two hosts would do different experiments that the teachers could opt for if they didn’t want to get pied. The experiments were a ping pong launcher, pressuring a gallon of boiling water and a plastic bottle filled with nitrogen exploding box peanuts.

The event had a big turn out of about 50 students and people coming to watch including people from the Board of Trustees and a campus dean. Event organizers were happy about the amount of money raised and the size of the crowd.

“We had a lot of students come out and it was super exciting to see. So we really appreciate all the students that came out to watch and we hope we got them excited about what we do,” Cherry said.

The game ended in Team Science Rocks winning. Team Proton had to face the unfortunate punishment of everyone on the team being pied by their students.

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Elliana Coreno is a 20-year-old college student. Born and raised in Fresno is all she knows. Growing up Coreno had spent a lot of time watching Law and Order: SVU. Even to this day she still knows the full intro to the show. This has started Coreno's true crime interest. Watching SVU and watching YouTube videos about true crime had make Coreno want to major in Law when she got to college. Going into her first semester of college and having her first law class made Coreno rethink her law career. Coreno was always interested in writing and reading. Being a big sports fan and watching the sports reporters on the sidelines doing interviews made her change her major and instead go into Journalism. This is Coreno's first year on the Rampage. She is interested in doing reporting on sports and getting comfortable in front of the camera. Hoping to learn more about reporting and improving her writing are the goals for Coreno's last semester at Fresno City. She is hoping to transfer to Cal Poly SLO in the Fall Semester and continue her journalism journey with them. Coreno has developed a huge love for sports after being surrounded by it her whole life. Growing up with a Dallas Cowboys loving father that had later converted her older brother and mom into fans too. After holding out for years of not liking the Cowboys, she later grow into a fan after going to her first Cowboys game in Dallas, Texas a couple of years ago. Coreno is now learning about hockey and becoming a fan of that too. Still being a newbie in all thing's hockey, Coreno has picked her team and is now a Colorado Avalanche fan.

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