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SPIRIT: a student’s plea for pride

Warrior pride at California State University, Stanislaus is basically non-existent.
Students don’t seem to care one bit about what goes on around campus. The lack of interest is evident and frustrating.
The excuse that CSU Stanislaus is a commuter school isn’t going to cut it anymore.
When we were all back in high school, we commuted then too and no one complained. Most of us couldn’t wait for Fridays to proudly wear school colors and support our athletic teams.
The excitement and support for our school shouldn’t end with high school graduation, it should only increase to support the university that will transform our lives.
Enough with the talk of, “It’s just Turlock.” Our college experience is not dictated by the town we live in, but by the students who make up the town.
It is so easy to blame others and point fingers at Associated Student Inc., University Student Union and Code Red Entertainment for not promoting school spirit.
Code Red is a group of 40 student volunteers who are responsible for working with the Campus Pride programming group to promote school spirit. They have actually been trying to promote Warrior pride, but many students aren’t around to see it.
They have Warrior Wednesdays in the quad, Recess, StanFest, Warrior Day and homecoming amongst many others activities.
Homecoming is the one event where a lot of students do show up to support our men’s basketball team.
We all come together and chant our fight song, do the roller coaster cheer, paint our faces and fire up our boys like we NEVER do all season.
The only reason why attendance is so high during homecoming is because it is a competition between Greeks and other organizations on campus. When homecoming comes to an end, adios student attendance once again.
The lack of motivation is disappointing. But, one student suggests school spirit will begin with the newest students.
“Starting with underclassmen will help create an environment and attitude that school spirit is important,” Katie Staack (junior, Communication Studies) said.
“Once they become upperclassmen they will already have the school spirit and the will to get involved with more on campus activities, Code Red Entertainment, student government or clubs and organizations.”
At the end of the day it’s up to us to make our time here the best college experience we can have. We are Warriors,  be proud to wear red and gold!

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SPIRIT: a student’s plea for pride