Excitement filled the air as student organization booths lined University Boulevard while students, faulty, and the community crowded the street for the annual homecoming carnival.
The homecoming carnival set forth an opportunity for student organizations to showcase themselves and fundraise, and students to come out and support the university.
“So many students came out to the carnival this year. It was nice to just chill, enjoy the food, hangout with friends and meet new people,” said Daniel Navarro, senior electrical engineering major.
Students could get everything from a frappuccino from the Rich Before Thirty club to rock jewelry from the Geology club. Although the line for a turkey leg never shrunk, many students said they believed it was worth the wait.
“The carnival is really fun and all the food looks delicious. I’m here for a turkey leg, ” said Leslie Bowman, junior veterinary technologist major.
Not only did the carnival offer a wide variety of food but there were also games and music for entertainment. Students gathered in the center to dance and listen to the music played by the DJ.
The festivity provided a much-needed escape for students cramming before midterms.
“My friend dragged me here but I’m glad she did. It is a good way to take a break from studying for midterms and relax,” said Kim Gonzalez, junior civil engineering major.