Cross the track, enjoy their homecoming too

Tallahassee has already experienced the wrath of FAMU’s Homecoming. Now Rattlers can share Florida State University’s homecoming traditions as well. Different organizations at FSU have events planned for homecoming that many of the Rattlers may find entertaining. Through advertisements and fliers detailing the different events, Famuans can bond with their Seminole peers.

“FAMU students hardly ever take part in FSU activities,” said Shamair Coward, FSU freshman management information systems student from Sanford. “I think because we are a white school, they think they won’t find our events fun.”

Through efforts of the Black Student Union at FSU, there will be an array of events. Jasmin Tiggett, Social and Events Chair at the BSU, and her committee have events planned every day for the week of Nov. 4. The fundraising committee at the BSU and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. have worked together to plan events also.

“All events will be equally entertaining and exciting,” Tiggett said.

There will be a BSU Pageant to crown “Mr. and Miss BSU” on Sunday, and a comic show on Monday with Lav Luv, D.D., and Sylvia. Tuesday will be Karaoke, and then a talent show with Omega Psi Phi on Wednesday. The BSU concert will be on Friday. B.G. from Cash Money Records, and other artists, will be in attendance. Before the game against North Carolina State University on Saturday, there will be tailgating at the BSU house. Church service on Sunday morning will end homecoming week at Ray of Hope United Methodist Church.

The BSU “2001 Olympics,” the theme for their homecoming week, could surely be something that FAMU students will find entertaining. However, many students at FAMU remain naïve.

Shanita Webb, FAMU junior nursing student from Atlanta, said, “Nothing has caught my eye and I haven’t heard anything.”

She made the point that events at FSU are rarely publicized at FAMU. This could be the reason for lack of input at FSU events. Also, the events may not seem as great as what the Rattlers put on for their homecoming.

Either way, FAMU students could take part in what is going on across the city. FSU students crossed the railroad tracks to participate in FAMU’s homecoming. Rattlers shouldn’t feel left out either. Participation could go to show the support that the two schools have for each other.