Annual Bonfire and Pep Rally
By Adrianna Finch
Student Life Editor
At 8:30 – 9:30 p.m. on Feb. 21, Cameron University’s Programming Activities Council (PAC) held the annual Homecoming Bonfire and Pep Rally in the South Village parking lot.
The event featured hot chocolate provided by PAC and fire pits for students to make s’mores around.
PAC set up a raffle for the chance to win three prizes: a JBL Flip5 waterproof speaker, an Outdoor TrailBreak hydration backpack with a two-person hammock and adjustable tree straps or a Fujifilm Instax Mini 7s with additional 20 films.
Journey Productions provided music throughout the event.
Students danced along to the songs, such as “Wobble Baby” by V.I.C and the “Cupid Shuffle” by Cupid.
Freshman English major Tereasa Neely said that the music was her favorite part of the event.
“It was nice to see most of the students dancing and laughing with each other,” Neely said. “It made Cameron feel like a big family.”
The music halted for PAC President Jose Olivo and PAC Vice President Katherine Monaghan to welcome students and faculty.
President Olivo asked event goers to welcome the Cameron Spirit Team.
The Spirit Team performed the Aggie Fight Song and a cheer to get Cameron student pumped for the Homecoming Basketball game the following day.
After the cheerleaders performed, Olivo and Monaghan raffled off the prizes to students before inviting Ole’ Kim to the stage.
Ole’ Kim removed his head to reveal who has dressed up as Ole’ Kim for the 2019/2020 school year.
This year, Kavis Murry Jr. played Ole’ Kim.
During his speech, Murry said that he was proud to be Ole’ Kim this year.
“It was amazing to see all the students and faculty enjoying themselves at events,” Murry said. “I am so grateful I got a chance to be Ol’ Kim. It is an experience I will never forget.”
Shortly after Murry’s speech, the Lawton Fire Department lit the bonfire.
As the fire burned, Cameron staff added more pallets to keep the fire going the entire event.
Freshman Biology major Audrey Summers said that the bonfire was one of her favorite events on campus.
“The bonfire is great,” Robinson said. “I like it because it gets everyone pumped for the game and showing school pride. I always look forward to.
Homecoming Week because of the bonfire. All of the other events are cool, but this one is by far my favorite.”
PAC officers invited students, faculty, staff and alumni at the end of the event to the Men’s and Women’s Basketball game at 2 – 4 p.m. on Feb. 22, in the Aggie Gym.
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