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Warrior Day recovers

Code Red Entertainment presented a bigger and better Wild ’n Out Warrior Day 2013 that took place on May 10 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the California State University, Stanislaus amphitheater, featuring artists such as DJ Solarz, Spanish banda Libertad Nortena, house Deejay Izze and urban singer Shwayze.
This was a year of high expectations for Warrior Day, as it returned to the university’s amphitheater after last year’s smaller student-only event.
Up to two guests were allowed to attend with Stanislaus students this year, increasing the number of people predicted at the event.
When 12:30 came around, the amphitheater started to fill up and it began to look a lot more like previous Warrior Days. Groups of students and guests were anxiously waiting in line to get in and see what this year had in store for them.
Inside the gates, there was a carefree vibe. People were happy, energized and really enjoying themselves.
“Warrior Day has always been the day that brings all students together as Warriors,” alumni Grant Alldrin said. “That’s why it’s unfortunate that they have altered the tradition, making students uninterested to attend.”
Deejay Izze kicked off Warrior Day. He had the crowd going as soon as he got on the turntables. The crowd responded so positively to his house blends that he even performed twice. Deejay Izze was feeding off the crowd’s energy himself.
“The DJ and banda were sick, but the DJ really got us going,” Ernie Zamudio  (freshman, Computer Science) said.
Not only were the students thrilled about the performance, but Deejay Izze was too.
“My experience at Warrior Day was by far one of the best DJ gigs I’ve ever done and I’ve been spinnin for seven years now,” Deejay Izze said. “Thanks to all the CSU peeps that rocked with me!”
The Spanish banda performed second, giving the event a taste of Mexico. Following that performance was DJ Solarz, who came out like a ball of energy.
Students noticed that all the talk about this year being different was true.
“I really liked how this year was better prepared than last; the public was allowed to come in, the police and security weren’t as tight, there was different styles of music, and that there was an overall good vibe,” Jonathan Jarrett (junior, Kinesiology) said. “Finally, Stan felt like a college and not just another school.”
Shwayze was the penultimate before Deejay Izze closed out the event. Shwayze was introduced by the Homecoming royalty, Anthony Harguindeguy and Alexa Garcia, to build up the excitement.
He began the performance with his less popular music before moving on to his well-known songs such as “Corona and Lime,” “Buzzin” and “Get You Home.”
The crowd was so invested in him that they sang along even if their words weren’t right.
Audience members were pleased to see an artist perform without the use of constant profanity.
“ASI definitely did an amazing job putting Warrior Day on this year by making great choices selecting the performer,” Briana Ioane (senior, Communication Studies) said. “It was a great event that any type of person could have had fun at, the music wasn’t full of profanities and it was not boring. Wish it would have lasted longer!”
While this was all taking place, other students were keeping busy with the zipline, mechanical bull, bungee-jump trampoline, rock wall, henna and airbrush tattoos, slip-n-slide and photo booths.
“I had a blast going around all the activities like the mechanical bull to the henna booth,” John Royel (sophomore, Kinesiology) said. “It was the best part of Warrior Day.”
Some of the older students still reminisce over how Warrior Day used to be.
“Warrior Day was fun, but still not the same as the others,” Jonathan Toledo (junior, Business) said. “Bring back the atmosphere by bringing back the booze for those old enough.”
This year Warrior Day brought out students from every club, organization and major. For students Warrior Day serves as a celebratation before finals start, and the  end of a journey for seniors.
Don’t let the changes made affect your celebration of being a Warrior.

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