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Students unfazed by short homecoming

By Eric Hargrove
On October 6, 2014

This year you have only Oct. 15-18 to celebrate one of the most anticipated events of the school year, “Homecoming 2014.”    

Chelii Broussard said this is the first time in her seven years at Winston-Salem State that the number of days for homecoming have been cut.

Broussard is the coordinator for University student activities and engagement.

“We’ve never had a homecoming fall on the exact same week as fall break until this year,” Broussard said.   

The student body may be upset, but they will also be understanding when they realize that homecoming is not cutting into their break, she said.

“Fall break means students should be home preparing themselves to come back and finish up the semester.”

Broussard says she is optimistic about the shortened homecoming schedule.   

“Our homecoming committee has worked extremely hard over the summer and during the school year to help prepare for homecoming. They are the reason we are having such a good turnout,” she said.

She said that a few events will be combined. For example, the Step Show host will also be a comedian.

Bradley Watkins said, “I have no doubt that it [homecoming] will be another one to remember.” 

Watkins is a senior physical education major from Winston-Salem.

“Every year, my homecoming was one you would want to relive. And that’s only made possible by Ms. Broussard and her CAB [Campus Activity Board] and CLMC [Campus Life Marketing Committee] team,” Watkins said. 

“So with them still running it, I know it will be fun.”

 Tickets cost $25 for students. So far, CAB and CLMC have sold a large number of packages to the students, Broussard said.

“I can’t wait for homecoming,” said Malik Arrington, a freshman business administration major from Littleton, N.C. 

“I’ve heard many of my older friends say it has always been the highlight of the year. That’s all I needed to hear.”

Eric Hargrove



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