Tiffany Lee

Senior Jennifer Nie holds up a poster for the Interact Club during the Jan. 23 event.

Drumline and commercial music brought an electrifying start to Diamond Bar High School’s annual Freshmen Remix on Jan. 23.

The event, which was organized by the Link Crew volunteer group, encourages freshmen to become more involved with on-campus activities by joining clubs or spreading awareness about elective classes. It also featured performances from drumline, dance, commercial music and drama, as well as introductions to the variety of clubs on campus.

Health Occupation Students of America president senior Sharon Lee lauded the event and its benefits to students.

“I think the Remix is a great way for freshmen to really explore their interests,” Lee said. “There’s not a lot of chances for them to sign up for a club they might be interested in.”

Lee said freshmen interested in clubs may miss the sign-ups during Club Rush or receive unclear information surrounding itineraries, locations and times for certain clubs. 

Junior William Chang from the school’s Red Cross club emulated a similar message. 

“The Remix is one of the best ways for freshmen to adapt to the new high school culture,” he said.  

Chang added that clubs can be beneficial to freshmen by helping them connect with students at different high schools.  

While many club officers and members seem enthusiastic and supportive of Freshmen Remix, students seem to be split.

“I enjoyed watching the dance performance,” freshman Jeff Chen said.

Freshmen Sunny Sun and Kyle Hong said that they appreciated being given a second chance to sign up for clubs. 

“I thought it was interesting,” freshman Alex Tang said.  “I like how it promotes all the clubs that we have that help people.”

But other students said they saw it as just an opportunity to skip their fourth period class.