Black Student Union prepares for fall festival Members hope BSU gets the recognition it deserves

At a previous BSU event, seniors Giselle Contreras and Ruth Daniel paint flower pots. In the past, BSU has hosted other events but nothing as large as the festival. “All of our previous events have been fundraisers but they weren’t anything major so I’m super excited to see how it turns out,” Daniels said. Photo Credit: Eriyale Williams

In order to cater towards the student body, the Black Student Union will be hosting a fall festival, on Nov. 15. The event will take place after school in the cafeteria. 

“We are planning to have different fall activities like corn hole, ring toss, pumpkin painting and a pie eating contest,” BSU Director of Events Ruth Daniel said. “There will also be food for purchase including nachos, caramel apples, cotton candy and popcorn.”

Proceeds from the festival will go back to helping members with the cost of a Historically Black Colleges and Universities trip to Kentucky in February. 

“At first we started to plan a summer bash but considering the weather and the time crunch, we decided to go with a fall festival,” Daniel said. “We figured a fall themed event would be fun and lighthearted for the season.”

Admission is open to anyone and tickets can be purchased from any BSU member. Pre-sale tickets are five dollars and goes up to seven dollars the day of the event. 

“I decided to buy a ticket to the festival because I love fall,” senior Ravneet Kaur said. “I thought it would be a great way to celebrate my favorite season.”

Supplies and games will be bought with funds or donated. Members hope this event will create a sense of community and spread the word about BSU. 

“I hope this event is something that a lot of people come to and it turns into an annual thing,” Daniel said. “With this event, I think BSU will become better known and get the recognition it deserves.”