Link ends year by making cookies

December 12, 2008 — by Albert Gu

As the holiday season approaches and the first semester of high school draws to a close, freshmen are finding themselves in need of a break from the stress of school. The Link Crew provided that on Dec. 11 with Cookies in the Making, an event where freshmen and their Link leaders decorated cookies after school.

Cookies in the Making started at the beginning of seventh period, so that students with no seventh period could attend. The Link leaders provided cookies, frosting and decorating materials for the freshmen to use. At the start of seventh period, the Link leaders and their freshmen met in the cafeteria to decorate cookies and have a good time.

“It’s really easy to get caught up in schoolwork and extracurricular activities for both Link leaders and freshmen alike, so we want to give them the chance to relax a little,” said Link commissioner senior Stacy Ku.

The event had a fairly high turnout, with approximately 100 students attending during seventh period and after school. Most of the freshmen enjoyed making cookies with their Link leaders.
“My seventh-period class came so I was able to make several cookies,” said freshman Crystal Yen. “I had a pretty good time.”

The event was originally going to run until 5 p.m. However, because of the high number of students, it ended about an hour early because the cookies ran out.

“I thought that the event was a good idea,” said freshman Nancy Chen, “but they didn’t have enough cookies. I came after school and I was only able to get some popcorn.”

Also, despite flyers, a Facebook group made by the commissioners and Link leaders spreading the word, not everyone was aware about it.

“Many people, like me, didn’t even know what [Cookies in the Making] was,” said freshman Eren Veziroglu. “I just came after school to see what was going on. I also think that they should have had food for those that were not able to come during seventh period.”

Even with the setbacks, Cookies in the Making still ran smoothly and was received positively by students and leaders alike.

“This was our most successful Link event yet,” said Ku. “I thought it went pretty well. Plus, it’s the holiday season/end of the year! We wanted to have an event that would end the year on a light note.”