The Point at California Baptist University holds a weekly Coffee House featuring a beach theme at The Break, the residence advisor office, every Sunday night.
The Point features palm trees, a pool and landscaping fitting of a beach community. The Break is named not only to support the beach theme prevalent in the complex, but also the feel the RA staff wants their office to provide for their residents.
“Outside we have coffee house style music playing, if not a live band or musician,” said Brandon Burns, residence director at The Point. “We have Tiki torches lit, sometimes a fire pit or two and little fake candles that are lit on each table to give our Coffee House a welcoming and home feel.”
Burns explained the meaning behind the name and the general feel in The Break.
“A point break is a type of long lasting wave found off a coast with a headland,” he said. “It also seemed clever that residents who needed a break could go to the Break to relax and hang out there with the RA staff. We also really wanted our RA office to feel like a beach house and almost as if you were home where you would feel comfortable and welcomed.”
Abigail Patino, senior health science major, said she greatly enjoys the event.
“You can meet someone new every single Sunday and sometimes you discover they actually live right next to you,” she said.
The event is organized by The Point’s residence life staff, headed by Arlene Rodriguez, a senior communication disorders major. It is a “Bring Your Own Mug” event, too. The mugs serve as an opportunity to show off personal style and lead to many conversations among the residents and the staff.
“I like the fun of bringing your own mug and choosing which one to show off and seeing what other ones people have,” Patino said.
Some artists who have had the chance to play at the event last year, are Nick Worrell, junior Christian studies major, and Daniel Dominguez, senior music composition major.
Although there have not been any live artists yet this semester, Patino said she is really looking forward to it.
“I know it will be a great feature to the already amazing Coffee House,” Patino said.
Blake Burns, senior graphic design major, has designed artwork for the event to be placed onto mugs that have provided The Point with revenue to continue with events for the residents to enjoy.