Homecoming events return after pandemic hiatus

Hailey Martinez
Staff Writer 

Homecoming events have begun and will continue through Saturday. 

Last week, the Campus Activities Board invited students to come out and vote for Leo Court for which five students were chosen. Among the Leo Court members – senior biology major Elias Gennaoui, senior liberal arts major Sherry Hall, senior biology major Annelise Hurtad, senior biology major Cassandra Tafolla, and senior educational studies major Sam Congleton – two will be crowned Leopard Royalty on Saturday. 

Tafolla said Homecoming is a great way to acknowledge the academic achievements of students and the extracurricular activities they are involved in. 

“My freshman year I wasn’t really involved in campus, but now since it’s my first in-person Homecoming my senior year, it’s actually cool being part of the events (and) being nominated to the Leo Court,” Gennaoui said. 

Gabriella Cummings, senior communications major and a CAB chair, said she hopes students look back happily at this homecoming week

“It feels amazing to be back doing Homecoming after COVID,” Cummings said. “It is bittersweet because this is my first actual Homecoming and also my last.

Leading up to the homecoming football game at 5 p.m. Saturday, there will be a variety of events, including a 5K Fun Run/Walk at 8 a.m. beginning in front of Founders Hall, a Women’s alumni basketball game at 9 a.m. in the Athletics Pavilion, and a street fair beginning at 11 a.m. in Third Street. The student floats parade down Third Street starts at 1 p.m. 

For more information on events and registration visit alumni.laverne.edu/homecoming/events.  

Hailey Martinez can be reached at hailey.martinez@laverne.edu.

Hailey Martinez is a junior journalism major with a photography minor. She is a staff writer for the Campus Times and a staff photographer for the Campus Times and La Verne Magazine.

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