‘Yote Gras begins

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 teams,” said Doreen Hatcher, program coordinator for Student Leadership and Development.
At the pep rally students will be able to test their creativity by making Mardi Gras masks for the dance on Friday night.
The campus will jump back into elementary school and let you experience your inner child for ‘Recess with Rec Sports’ held on Feb. 7  from 12-2 p.m. on the Pfau Library lawn.  Games like kickball, tug-of-war and four square will be played, and with your participation you will receive a free “brown-bag” lunch courtesy of Recreational Sports.
A jump house and boxing ring will be the highlight of the Yote Gras Carnival. This event is set to take place  on Feb. 8 from 1-4 p.m. on the Lower Commons Patio. There will be ten carnival booths featuring traditional carnival games such as ring toss, duck pond and balloon pop. Students will be able to try their luck and win various prizes.
“It’s a nice midday study break for students that will help CSUSB build traditions and create Coyote pride,” said Hatcher.
Student organizations partner up with departments on campus Feb.9 for the second annual Golf Cart Parade. The train of decorated golf carts will tour on the Pfau Library lawn where there will be cotton candy, games and music.
This is a repeat from last year and is expected to have an even better turn out.  Games will take place from 2-4 p.m.  The golf carts that are the most creative and spirited will win a prize.
The Yote Gras Dance will take place Friday night in the Coyote Den at 10 p.m. right after the men’s and women’s basketball games. The dance will feature a DJ Battle, Dance Off and Go-Go Dancers. Door prizes and refreshments will be handed out at the event.
Students may gather together on Feb. 11 for the Yote Gras Tailgate Party. The party will be from 1-4 p.m. in front of the SRFC in Parking Lot G. There will be a contest for the best decorated vehicle judged on the criteria of creativity and spirit.
After the tailgate party will be the last home game of the season for both the men’s and women’s basketball teams.
All events are free for students and regular parking restrictions apply.

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