Homecoming promises a series of events
Homecoming at B-CU normally arrives the week before Halloween but not this year. The madness that is a college homecoming is set to commence the first
week in October after two days of pre-events including a Homecoming Eve bash on Saturday at the Ocean Center and a gospel explosion Sunday at the Performing Arts Center. The decision to change the days seems to be all about the game. Lynn Thompson, athletic director, said there are only four homes games this year and officials decided it would be better to stage homecoming on October 6 instead of waiting for the game against North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University slated for Oct. 20. The theme for this year's celebration is "The B-CU Experience." Staff and administrators contacted said they are ready for the celebration to begin.
"I feel as though homecoming is a time for current students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community to come together to celebrate the traditions
and legacy about B-CU," said Cortney Parker, manager of student life. "It also a time us to celebrate who we are as a Wildcat family," Parker said. Dr. Ernest Fingers, assistant vice president of student life, agreed. "Overall, I'd say that homecoming is an opportunity for us to take a look into the past and the present. It is a time for people to come back and revisit old classmates that they have not seen in years," Fingers said.
"And for the current students, it is a chance to see what the B-CU experience is all about while incorporating the traditions of our institution." Meanwhile, below is a list of activities provided to the Voice: Sept. 29: Homecoming Eve Bash- Ocean Center at 7 p.m. Sept. 30: Gospel Explosion- Mary McLeod Bethune Performing Arts Center at 5 p.m. Oct. 1: Comedy Show- Mary McLeod
Bethune Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m. Special guest include Not Karlton Banks, Dessi Banks, Mr. Bankshot, and Darren Brand Oct. 2: All Black Affair- Ocean Center at 7 p.m. Admission is $25. Performing artist is YFN Lucci. Oct: 3: Cultural Extravaganza beginning at 6 p.m. on the Quad. Oct. 4: Homecoming Step Show at 7 p.m. in the Ocean Center. Admission is $15. Oct. 5: Pep Rally at 6 p.m. at the Ocean Center. Oct. 6: Homecoming Parade beginning at 9 a.m. on Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard. The Homecoming Game will be that day at 4 p.m. in Daytona Municipal Stadium "Come out and embrace the spirit of being a Wildcat. Try to find more than to be happy about than to complain about. Come out with the spirit of celebration," Fingers said.
By Camazia Saunders