‘Barrio Bash’ makes smashing

By Alyssa Perez


The Campus Activities Board kicked off Hispanic Heritage Month on Thursday, Sept. 2, with its first Barrio Bash.

Starting early in the summer, the board worked hard to put together an event to celebrate Hispanic heritage. With vivid colored streamers and authentic pastries this event resembled the “barrio.”

The bash featured entertainment from DJ P2; the “El Toro Loco” mechanical bull; a luchador ring; and aguas frescas and churros from Sodexo.

“I really enjoyed watching my friends ride the mechanical bull,” student Morgan Ruble said. “. It was a lot of fun listening to music and hanging out with a few of my friends.”

Other departments on campus including Special Events and First Year Engagement helped make the event possible along with the CAB committee members, said Lyndsey Reyna, vice president of CAB.

“I was thrilled with the turnout we had during the event,” Reyna said. “Everyone enjoyed themselves and extended their compliments on the event to all of our board. We plan to make this event bigger and better for next year. We want to add more components to the event to make it a greater celebration of Hispanic culture.”

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