Leaving a few words for the future, U.S. president, watching election coverage at the Pub Sports Bar ‘amp; Grill and planning an after party are some ways CSUN students are preparing for the new’ commander in chief.
Amanda White, director of special events for the Black Student Union, said the organization will host a non-partisan returns party on election night.
White said that despite assumptions some may make, the organization has very active Republicans.
‘It will be an open forum for anyone who would like to join,’ said White.
Undecided as to what her plans will be on election night, senior Kristen Bondy, a cell and molecular biology major, thinks the idea of a party or gathering of friends may be a good idea.
‘It might be a turn for a new U.S., I would probably watch the election on TV with some friends and have some drinks,’ Bondy said. ‘A party is a good idea because it is a monumental election.’
Offering students last minute opportunities to send a message to the next president. The ‘Dear Mr. President’ mobile video booth is still in operation.
‘More people have been coming, people come back after they see and find out what this is,’ said Jesse Wilkes, a CTVA senior.’ ‘ ‘
To view CSUN students’ messages, visit their web site www.dearmrpresident08.org.
An employee at the Pub Sports Bar ‘amp; Grill said election coverage will definitely be on some of their TVs for anyone who would like to watch. Ultimately A.S. has the final say on what is televised but the employee expects election coverage to be in demand.
‘We are going to drive around campus with our golf cart and megaphone passing out (toy) elephants and donkeys,’ said Audrey Younna, executive director of Associated Students Student Production And Campus Entertainment.
A.S. SPACE is responsible for organizing various campus events including Big Show, a free outdoor concert for CSUN students.
‘If they don’t see the cart they’ll hear the megaphone,’ said Younna.
Last Tuesday SPACE awarded students with the plush toys for answering various proposition quiz questions.
‘It’s funny a lot of people didn’t know which one they were a donkey or an elephant,’ Younna said.
Though some students were unable to identify which animal correlated to which political party Younna said they noticed a significant amount of elephants were still in their possession.
Initially not having planned any events for election day, SPACE acknowledges its significance to the CSUN community.
‘We realize it’s a big deal so many young people are involved, we can’t ignore it,’ Younna said.
In the final hours of anticipation, students manage to find innovative ways to stay politically connected.’ For those without plans it isn’t too late.