Full schedule of events set for Homecoming ‘94

by Christopher Braunstein
Managing Editor
and
Nicole Ramos
Editorial Director

“La Verne: In the Days of Olde” has been selected as the theme for Homecoming ‘94 at the University of La Verne. Upcoming activities are sure to get minds off of midterms and raise the spirits of the ULV community.

Monday marks the beginning of Homecoming Week, during which different events will be co-sponsored by the Associated Students Federation (ASF) Forum and various organizations. Events will be held each day, right up to the traditional Homecoming game, parade and fair on Saturday, Oct. 22.

On Monday, ASF presents “Dr. Mort Berkowitz—Hypnotist to the Stars” in Founders Hall at 7 p.m. Berkowitz, who performed during last year’s Home­coming, promises to make the performance interactive by allowing ULV students to participate on stage. Students can also vote for Homecoming King and Queen at the Seal from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

On Tuesday, the Homecoming Court will be unveiled during the annual Illumination. All five princes and princesses will be spotlighted as they make their first appearance during Homecoming Week on the front steps of Founders Hall at 7 p.m. Tuesday also marks the final day of voting for the King and Queen, who will be crowned on Thursday and Saturday, respectively.

A tradition for many years, “L” Day will take place Wednesday, starting at 8 a.m. During “L” Day, students, faculty and administrators hike into the San Bernardino Mountains to the “L,” which is visible from ULV. There, they clear the landmark of dry brush and other objects that may have obscured the monument during the previous year.

On Thursday, a threesome of events will be taking place, beginning with the Powder Puff football game at 7 p.m. During the game, the freshman and sophomore women will attempt to defend their crown against the junior and senior women’s team.

At halftime, the coronation of the Homecoming King will take place. Last year’s king, Dwayne Bueno, will be on hand to crown this year’s winner.

Following the game will be the annual bonfire in Sneaky Park. This event is geared to “pump up” the spirit of those attending in anticipation of Saturday’s Homecoming game. Coaches from various athletic teams will be speaking, as well as the ULV Pep Squad, who will be on hand to lend their support.

A new twist to Homecoming this year will be the Pizza Bash at Michaelangelo’s Pizza. This event has been created as an alternative to the yearly Homecoming dance, which in recent years has become increasingly unsuccessful. Those who attend the pizza party will have the opportunity to sing along with their favorite tunes on the Karaoke machine and enjoy all-you-can-eat pizza and soda for $2. Additionally, free food tickets for the Pizza Bash will be given away during the Illumination on Tuesday evening.

An All-School Picnic will take place in the Quad on Friday for all to attend. There is no cost to commuter students.

The week culminates on Saturday with Homecoming Day. Activities being held from early morning to late afternoon promise to entertain students, community members and alumni. These activities include the Fun Run, Walk and Ride at 7:45 a.m. for those with an athletic streak, and the Homecoming parade at noon.

Several booths will also be on display at the ULV Faire, which will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Each booth will be sponsored by a different club, organization or department. The booths range from the sale of food to faux “Robin Hood”-type archery game booths; attendees can even visit a stand where candy apples and massages are both for sale.

The main event, ULV’s football game vs. Redlands, will begin at 1 p.m. At halftime, the Homecoming Queen will be crowned, and the festivities will conclude with a post-game barbeque in Fasnacht Court at 3:30 p.m. The barbeque is free to all students with meal cards; other hungry guests must pay a nominal fee.

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