By Paul Rosales
What a whirlwind of a week it was for school spirit at Cal Poly
Pomona; zombies, midterms and Cornel West, oh my.
On Jan. 28 the Broncos defeated rivals Cal State San Bernardino.
The win also placed a tie for first with Cal State Dominguez Hills
for the CCAA championship.
The CPP reality show “The Intern” started filming for its second
season last Friday. Production will be complete by spring quarter
and should add a dash of “Trump” entertainment.
Events like the Chili Cook Off and the Lunar New Year
Celebration held in University Park bring our campus together for a
bazaar of food, activities and performance. For $5, how can the
money-savvy student ignore four tacos and a Jariscos drink
As for the zombie conquest at CPP, it was hard to miss those
humans sprinting from building to building during class sessions.
The role-playing adventure game “Humans Vs. Zombies” brought the
survivalist out of every participant. The secret missions and
human survivors bus manned by Associated Students, Inc. President
Johnathan Jianu were among unexpected surprises for the stylized
game of tag.
Wednesday afternoon and evening held a cavalcade of progressive
thinking and inspirational speech.
Published author and scholar Andrea Smith addressed a crowd of
more than 300 students at the Body Politics seminar curated by the
Gender, Ethnic and Multicultural Studies department.
Smith gave insight on how to rid societal consciousness of the
prevalent patriarchal hierarchy placed in Western culture. Within a
capitalist nation setup on the basis of gender and wealth
priorities, minority groups have to fight to get funding from
privileged few in order to maintain themselves.
Smith also alluded to the change of consciousness not by blatant
propaganda, but rather by a change from within communities.
Last, but not least, media personality and civil rights activist
Cornel West united more than 1,000 CPP students for his speech held
at the University Theatre. Students who could not get a seat in the
auditorium stood outside to hear West. Additionally, the
Bronco Student Center housed the remaining students by broadcasting
a live feed of the West presentation.
In all my days walking around this campus I have never felt so
much life emanating from the student body. It’s only the beginning
of the sixth week in winter quarter, so let us relish in all that
CPP has to offer and continue a strong tradition of student
unity, while bringing this campus back to life.
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