Matatude Tuesdays aims to inspire school spirit

Kathleen Chavarin

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Associated Students (A.S.) collaborate with different organizations and clubs on campus to help promote Matatude Tuesdays and events on-campus on the Oviatt lawn on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Katie Chavarin / Staff Photographer

Associated Students (A.S.) collaborate with different organizations and clubs on campus to help promote Matatude Tuesdays and events on-campus on the Oviatt lawn on Tuesday. Photo Credit: Katie Chavarin / Staff Photographer

There’s a new opportunity to show CSUN spirit: it’s called Matatude Tuesdays, and it’s sweeter than ever.

Every Tuesday, the Associated Students (A.S.) collaborates with the Student Productions & Campus Entertainment (S.P.A.C.E) to talk to CSUN students and praise them for showing off their CSUN spirit.

“Every Tuesday is the official spirit week and get free stuff for just wearing anything that show off your CSUN spirit,” said Audrey Younna, executive director of S.P.A.C.E.

“We wanted something constant. We used to walk around in a shopping cart by foot and hand out CSUN gear to students. It was fun, but we want to do something that students will know where to find us for free stuff. ”

As announced by CSUN president Dr. Jolene Koester’s blog, Tuesdays are now a day to show off your pride. Koester joined new A.S. Vice President Conor Lansdale to help promote the weekly event. Matatude Tuesdays are being promoted at three separate booths throughout the campus.

According to S.P.A.C.E. executive director Younna, the booths are a way to connect the students with what is going on on-campus.

They are also a way for students to get information on events, such as the much-anticipated Big Show coming up on Oct.3 — the largest live show on the CSUN campus featuring big names in the music business.

Events such as the Big Show are to be promoted during these Matatude Tuesdays right in front of the Oviatt Library lawn, as well as other parts of the campus.

“(It’s) the first official time to have a central place on the Oviatt lawn,” Younna said.

Tuesday was chosen because of the large amount of student traffic that passes through Oviatt on that day, especially during its peak hours. However, the turnout for the first official Matatude booth standing was not exactly what a few members of Associated Students (A.S.) had in mind.

“There are always longer lecture classes on Tuesdays, so there’s more students on campus,” Koester said.

But the student traffic was slower than expected. Still, Koester was grateful to all who volunteered, and CSUN gear was handed out to many lucky passers-by.