Freshman Courtney Harris chose green and pink frosting to cover her cupcake at the “Decorate Your Own Cupcake” event on Monday. CAB provided green, pink and white frosting, sprinkles, nuts, cherries and strawberries to decorate the cupcakes.
As proclaimed in everyone’s favorite mermaid movie, everything is better “under the sea.” On Dec. 3 the Campus Activities Board tested this theme and theory as they celebrated Commuter Day.”
Geared toward commuters, the day featured several events where students were able to go out to sea with CAB.
“It was fun; it was good for the commuters who came,” CAB intramural chair Adan Jaime said. “I think the commuters there had fun.”
“It was good; a lot of clubs and organizations participated,” CAB multicultural chair Jazmyne Lewis said.
Commuter Day kicked off in the morning with the first commuter day Pancake Breakfast.
Commuters were able to choose and create different kinds of pancakes through a pancake bar.
Also, guests were treated to a showing of “The Little Mermaid.”
The event appeared to be a success as only two pancakes remained.
“It was awesome; a lot of commuters came,” Castro said. “They enjoyed themselves.”
Castro stated she got the idea of the event after visiting another college Web site.
Because of the turnout, Castro plans to create the event again next semester.
“It was a good kick start to the event,” Castro said.
After the pancake breakfast, the day moved to an all-campus lunch, which was held in the quad.
Students and faculty were treated to seafood as Leo-FM provided the music for the events.
Decorations of ocean scenery kept to the theme of the day.
Clubs and organizations set up booths at the fair. Caricatures were also available for students.
More than 100 commuters were treated to free lunch and were given a free t-shirt.
Commuters were also entered into a raffle to win several prizes that were announced during the lunch.
“We had a good turnout,” CAB co-major events chair Naime Laskar said. “We’re trying to get more commuters involved on campus.”
The day ended with a “Guitar Hero” event at Leo’s Den.
Students were able to channel their inner rock star as they competed against fellow schoolmates to see where they stood in the rock world.
“It started off slow, but it was a great event,” Jaime said.
Jaime said the event was scheduled as a competition, but due to Thanksgiving break, few people signed up to compete.
So, students played for fun against others.
“I think the people who went really enjoyed it,” Jaime said.
On Dec. 4, CAB events went into a different tune as a Kwanzaa celebration was featured in the President’s Dining Room.
“It went really well; we had a really good turnout.” Lewis said. “It was a good size group for the last part of the rituals.”
The event featured Salim Faraji, professor of African studies at Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Lewis said that his lecture was a presentation of the entire practices and rituals of Kwanzaa.
Students learned the seven principles of Kwanzaa as well as the different symbols and rituals of the holiday.
Food was provided for students and faculty in attendance.
“It was really cool,” freshman Milton Holland said. “I haven’t gone to any Kwanzaa events before.”
As the semester is coming to a close, CAB is looking toward the future.
In January, CAB is scheduling an intramural soccer tournament.
Nevertheless, CAB is proud of what it accomplished this semester.
“I think we had a pretty good semester,” Jaime said.
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