By Caleb Gasteiger |Staff Writer|
Tony Ochoa is running unopposed for the presidency of Associated Students Incorporated (ASI) in hopes that he can help the student body get some school spirit back into CSUSB.
Attending CSUSB has exposed Ochoa to many different leadership experiences and says it’s his dream that he will be able to pass them on and help many other students with these same qualities.
“What originally sparked my interest was at SOAR when I met Aaron Jimenez,” said Ochoa.
Jimenez influenced and motivated him to join the board of the Instructionally Related Programs (IRP) last year.
Ochoa already has experience with ASI having been a part of the group since his freshman year.
“One of the things that I really hope to increase is our student involvement on campus as well as our school spirit,” said Ochoa.
One way that he wants to improve school spirit is reigniting the fire that was the Bruise Crew.
The Bruise Crew is the engine of school spirit that you see at most major athletic events, championing for the black and blue. They are the group that cover themselves in our colors and helps bring the crowd motivation to cheer.
Not only do they show up at the games but they get the student body involved by way of megaphone, telling them that there is a basketball or volleyball game and giving out tickets to a select few.
Pending Ochoa’s election, he plans to restore school spirit and pride to campus.