Photo by Abraham Navarro | Cal Poly Humboldt students Olie Espinoza and Dee Naranjo jam out under the blooming rhododendrons on a sunny afternoon near the Art Quad on March 7.
Photo by Abraham Navarro | Cal Poly Humboldt students Olie Espinoza and Dee Naranjo jam out under the blooming rhododendrons on a sunny afternoon near the Art Quad on March 7.

Students jam out on campus

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By Lex Valtenbergs

On a sunny day in early March, Wildlife sophomores Olie Espinoza and Dee Naranjo played guitar and conga drums in a hidden alcove near the Art Quad. The sound of the impromptu music could be heard from several feet away.

Photo by Abraham Navarro | Dee Naranjo Plays the Conga drum he uses for for class near the art quad on March 7.

Espinoza (@itsolie_909 on Instagram) just started learning how to play guitar last year and has been playing it ever since.

“I picked it up in maybe June of last year,” Espinoza said. “It’s definitely something that I always wanted to do and I never got a chance to do it.”

Espinoza and Naranjo met in the dorms during their freshman year and jam together whenever they get a chance. Naranjo (@deedeedeedeedeedeedeeeeeee on Instagram) didn’t play any drums prior to learning how to play the congas in a class that they took to fulfill a General Education requirement.

“I just took it as a GE class for the credits, for the art section of GE,” Naranjo said. “I saw it, it sounded cool. I’ve only been taking it for a month so far, so I don’t know much but it’s been really fun.”

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