Although there has been much debate and uncertainty regarding Warrior Day 2012 amongst the students and faculty at California State University Stanislaus (CSUS), the event will still be taking place this Saturday, May 19th, from 2pm – 6pm at the university.
The event originally came into question earlier this year when faculty and Associated Students, Inc. (ASI), the student government of the university, disagreed on the sale of alcohol at the festival. ASI members then made the decision to cancel the event, for various reasons, which resulted in heavy disapproval by students and faculty alike.
After two open forums at the university with ASI members and faculty members, students petitioned to have ASI members conduct a revote on the matter. As a result of the revote, Warrior Day 2012 was reinstated, although there would be changes made to the 50-year tradition.
Changes for this year’s Warrior Day include the strict enforcement of CSU Stanislaus students only, with no guests allowed as in previous years, along with the prohibition of alcohol sales at the event. The event will also be moved from the amphitheatre to the Pergola Meadows area on campus.
This year’s entertainment will include a variety of musicians, featuring Alternative, Spanish, Hip Hop, and Reggae music. There will also be a DJ performing from the Bay Area.
Activities will include Ziplining, a mechanical bull, a dodgeball arena, Henna & Airbrush tattoos, pictures with the Raiderettes, and a Soak Zone, which will include a water slide, water gun fights, and a dunk tank.
Tickets are free to students, and are available for pick-up in the Warrior Activities Center with a valid Warrior Card before 5pm on May 18th.
Entrance will close at 4pm, and the first 300 students to arrive will receive free tank tops.
For more information, please call the University Student Union at 209-667-3833.
Warrior Day 2012 Reinstated Although No Alcohol or Non-Students Allowed