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The Last ‘Syndicate’ Ball | A New Era


This last years ball, the 12th Annual Grand Syndicate Ball which was ran by Luis De Leon, was officially the last Syndicate ball. Moving forward, we will be using the previous name, ‘Banquet & Ball’. I met with the YVSCE board in December 2022 to request the intellectual property of…

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Mario Rodriguez


When I was 17 I had no idea of who I wanted to be or where I wanted to go. All I knew was I didn’t want to be like any man I met that was supposed to be a role model for me. The only men I had met…

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Kate Rodriguez


Banquet and Ball is my favorite event of the year—hands down, full stop, bar none. Yakima’s most unique and beautiful event first changed my life in 2018, when I learned what honor truly meant and how people should interact with each other as the Church, the body of Christ. The…

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Ezekiel Thieme


My first time attending B&B was 2020, and shortly after, in February, I shipped off to Basic Training. I was there for a total of 5 months, during which time my family discovered that my eldest sister had stage 4 inoperable cancer, and within a month, she passed away. At the…

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