As we head into the season of giving and leave behind the midterm madness, November is bringing with it several programs that the Beach Pride Events team has in store for all 49ers!
We kick off the brand new month with a celebration of Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), led by fourth year accounting major and Beach Pride Programs Assistant Brandon Ayala. In an afternoon of crafts and activities, students are invited to paint ceramic skulls and create colorful “papel picado” banners. This celebration will be taking place on Wednesday, November 2 from 12 to 2 p.m. at the USU South West Terrace.
This daytime celebration will lead into La Raza’s annual celebration that will begin at 5 p.m. in the USU Ballrooms. La Raza has kept this tradition alive for over 40 years, and it gets bigger and better every year. They will have performances, a live band and a student-made altar on display.
“At the end of it all, I hope it informs students about what ‘Día de los Muertos’ is all about—a long-time Mexican holiday celebrating the lives of lost ones,” Ayala said.
Beach Pride Events is also excited to host its third annual Gobble Games on Wednesday, November 16 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the USU North Lawn. In addition to food giveaways, opportunity drawings and activities, Beach Pride Events is bringing back the can castle competition! Student clubs, organizations and departments can participate by donating canned goods and using them to build a “can castle” for a chance to win some great prizes.
“Can Castles is a fun way for students to engage and give back to the campus community!” exclaimed communication studies senior Sabrina Ware. All cans will be donated to the brand new ASI Beach Pantry located in USU-302.
For more information on any of these events and volunteer opportunities, please visit www.beachpride.com.