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ASI discusses Homecoming, filling positions

The Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) Senate week discussed the necessity of filling many of the positions in the student government at Cal State Long Beach.

The senators said the government cabinet for this semester is largely vacated when compared to past years.

The ASI holds several open positions, such as attorney general, public defender and student commissioners.

Sen. Ashley Stanton commented on the fact that many students are unaware of the available positions. She encouraged her fellow constituents to promote these positions and the importance at which they are filled.

To become a member of the ASI organization, a student must fill out an application and after it has been approved, the student then receives an appointment for the position.

The prospective student would then appear in front of the Senate as the members ask him or her a variety of questions. If the Senate approves, the position is filled.

The senators discussed and heard a quick presentation on Homecoming festivities happening this week and agreed that the activities would be an opportunity for interested students to get involved.

Chance Decker, coordinator of the Beach Pride Center, said that “you gotta go. A lot of students on this campus don’t even know about Homecoming, so we’re trying to change that.”

With the name “Homecoming: the Dawn of Tradition,” Decker said they are promoting it differently this year and are using new strategies to try and get as many students to attend as possible.

“Tomorrow night is the big [Walter] Pyramid pep rally…Red Bull’s going to be there, radio stations. We’re going to introduce the Homecoming Court. It’s going to be everything a pep rally should be,” Decker said. Following the pep rally, there will be a live concert featuring DJ QUIK. The event is free to all students.

Several student organizations will be also present.

There will be several performances at the pep rally, including the band, cheer and dance teams.

Decker said the Beach Pride Center would like to try and make the pep rally event a tradition for years to come, which includes getting a band there every year and getting students involved in the Homecoming festivities.

Homecoming begins on Saturday with a tailgate party at noon in Lot 13. Students will be able to vote for the Homecoming king and queen, get their faces and portraits painted and watch the men’s basketball team play UC Davis.

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