Coordinated by the Office of Student Engagement, CSUSB had its annual Homecoming on Saturday, Oct. 21, as a way to bring students, alumni, staff and community members together to celebrate what it is like to be a Coyote. “The purpose of Homecoming is celebration,” said Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Crystal Wymer-Lucero. Wymer-Lucero says the event is significant because it brings together everybody and it is also a tradition.“We’re here to celebrate what it means to be a coyote and honor everything we’ve done over the last years,” said Wymer-Lucero.This year's homecoming celebration had over 1,000 members of the Coyote Family.The day was commenced with the Homecoming Bash, which took … [Read more...] about Homecoming Celebrations
By Erika Aguilar |Staff Writer| CSUSB is celebrating its fifth Homecoming and its second Bash, previously known as the Kick off on Oct. 17-22. To commence this week, on Monday, the Spirit Storm , coordinated by Student Engagement, will be taking place at the Library Walkaway and Jack Brown Hall. “I think it’s great that they plan an event like this. Seeing the CSUSB community get together and have these fun activities on campus will get more people to see how great this campus is,” stated student Sandra Gonzalez. "I encourage students to attend the events since it is a great opportunity to meet people with same interests such as same major and could help build connections … [Read more...] about The ins and outs of Homecoming!
By Kyle Richardson |Staff Writer| The school’s 50th homecoming anniversary was celebrated recently, as many alumni and leaders came home to celebrate what has been achieved in the last 50 years. “It’s a meaningful opportunity to not only recognize what’s been accomplished, but what we can do better,” said former CSUSB President Albert Karnig to The Press Enterprise. Opening back in 1966, the campus had three permanent buildings and 293 students, with the first graduation class of 59 students coming two years later. After 18 years of opening their doors in 1984, CSUSB earned its university status, as well as its first year fielding intercollegiate … [Read more...] about Celebrating CSUSB’s history
By Dawnielle Floyd |Staff Writer| Hundreds of community members and students gathered on the CSUSB lawn to watch over 20 floats parade down to the Coussoulis Arena in celebration of 50 years of higher education. Preparation for the Homecoming celebration started back in November, when the entire campus and community were invited by the Alumni Association to come enjoy and participate in the festivities this past weekend. "Asking the campus and organizations to participate was fairly easy, asking the community was a little harder, we had to rely on word of mouth," said Alex Spencer from the alumni department. CSUSB campus played a huge part in the celebration, our mascot Cody the … [Read more...] about CSUSB Celebrates 50 with a Parade
By Marion Gil |Staff Writer| Nov. 15: Five-year-old Leukemia survivor becomes Batkid for a day thanks to Make a Wish Foundation San Francisco became Gotham City for a day, complete with its very own caped crusader. Miles Scott, a 5-year-old Leukemia survivor, asked Make-A-Wish Foundation if he could become Batman. On Nov. 15, 2013, Scott's wish came true when San Francisco was transformed by the foundation, numberous volunteers and city officials into Gotham City with Scott dawning the alias of "Batkid" to battle the Joker, the Riddler, and the Penguin. Nov. 19: Rowdy drunks paid in beer and tobacco to clean Amsterdam streets Paid in beer, tobacco, a warm … [Read more...] about Chronicle news briefs
By Yezi Cho |Staff Writer| Enthusiastic students gathered in the Santos Manuel Student Union (SMSU) on Feb. 6 to kick-off Homecoming Week. The Homecoming Week celebration consisted of a series of events which aimed to promote our home games and provided students with different fun events and games. In the Yotie Gras kick-off Rally, Coyote cheerleaders showed up in the SMSU lobby to cheer students up. The program board staff gave students T-shirts and jewels. Students decorated their own masks for Yotie Gras Dance and student workers promoted other events happening throughout the week such as Silent Library. Everyone in the SMSU celebrated the start of Homecoming Week, enjoying … [Read more...] about Students show their spirit at Yotie Gras
By Jacqueline Scholten |Staff Writer| Yote Gras is set to kick off Feb. 6 and headed for a week-long of festivities for CSUSB students. This activity packed week, that takes place all over campus, precludes the annual Homecoming Dance Feb. 10, at 10 p.m. and ending with a tailgate party. “Yote Gras Homecoming Celebration will feature events where students can show Coyote pride while promoting their organizations,” said homecoming planner Sharaya Tran. This week of fun and games will begin with a pep rally Feb. 6 from 1-4 p.m. in the Student Union lobby. All CSUSB athletic teams will be introduced during the pep rally. “This will give students a chance to cheer on their favorite … [Read more...] about ‘Yote Gras begins
By Sharonda Harris Staff Writer In honor of CSUSB’s Homecoming, students enjoyed a percussion packed musical performance that incorporated a bit of home improvement tools. Students were able to attend a free Homecoming concert featuring the band Recycled Percussion on Tuesday Feb. 22 in the Den on campus. Recycled Percussion rattled tin cans, drummed down gigantic ladders, and even incorporated power tools with large firework-like sparkles on the stage. “I thought that the band was amazing. They got everyone up and dancing, singing along, and cheering. It was also great how the band was so patient with the crowed to sign autographs, take pictures, and just talk to some people. I … [Read more...] about Drumming for Homecoming