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CSU students boogie down at first homecoming dance

October 27, 2011

By Brittany Lett

Campus Activities Board (CAB) brought the downtown club scene to the Student Center ballroom last Friday, Oct. 21. Co-sponsored by the Resident Hall Association and the Student Involvement Council, “Glow” featured music by Cleveland’s own DJ EV, who announced Cleveland State’s homecoming king and queen and wrapped up homecoming week.

“When planning events for the entire campus, we try to bring outside vendors, DJs, and artists that can relate to our diversified campus,” said Tierra Hayes, a member of Student Involvement and CAB. “DJ EV definitely did a great job reaching out to all cultural and social groups’ commuter and non-commuter students here at CSU!”

Students and guests were first greeted by CAB members where they received glow-in- the-dark toys, white t-shirts and highlighters to write on themselves and others and entered a raffle drawing for a chance to win concert tickets to see singer Chris Brown and rapper Drake in November.

Inside the glowing ballroom, students took pictures that were displayed on monitors throughout the entire night. The “glow bar” featured three non-alcoholic cocktails for students to enjoy along with free glow in the dark pizza, Red Bulls, spray painting and CSU homecoming t-shirts.

In the middle of the event, the announcement of CSU homecoming king and queen was made. Students Quameen Vernon and Jessi Fonci took home the crowns.

When asked about how it felt to win homecoming king, Vernon said, “It’s great! I think a lot of people, more than last year, got out and voted! I got a lot of support from people, and various organizations, and the people got who they voted for.” “It feels awesome to be Cleveland State’s Homecoming Queen,” Fonci said. “It was so much fun getting out there and talking to other students and to meet so many new people. It’s one of those things that I’ll always remember.” DJ EV kept the party going until midnight by playing today’s popular music. He also brought as a special treat Cleveland recording artist Aaron LaFette performing his single, “Wrapped Around My Finger.”

“I had a great time at the homecoming party,” said senior Aaron McClenton. “It was a nice way to get students more involved with homecoming and a great way to end it.”