by SASKIA SANI
Winter Homecoming will be held tomorrow, concluding with a varsity basketball game against the San Gabriel Matadors at 7 p.m. in Byers Gym.
Unlike Fall Homecoming, clubs and students will not be selling food items but are encouraged to host game or attraction booths. An assortment of foods will be sold by food trucks including Asian Cravings, Austyn’s Burgers and Fries, Cambalache, Downtown Dogs, Fluff Ice, My Delight Cupcakery, Paradise Cookies, Slammin’ Sliders and Vchos. Both the booths and food trucks will be in front of the Aquatic Center.
The event will be closed to the public from noon until 2 p.m. and will be open to the public from 2-9 p.m.
“This year’s homecoming feels much more involved. We’re receiving so much participation from all parts of campus, which attests to how much it’s grown throughout our high school experience,” said Nicholas Capranica, USB cabinet member.
Voting for Homecoming King and Queen top 5 finalists was held after school in the MPR Jan. 21, and final voting was held yesterday. A night rally will be held tonight in the Big Gym at 7 p.m. , where the Homecoming King and Queen will be crowned.
Spirit Week has been ongoing this week, leading up to Homecoming in order to encourage school spirit. Tomorrow is Spartan Spirit Friday.
“We wanted the spirit week themes to be unique and memorable,” said Michelle Ibarra, Pep Commissioner. “So far, everyone looks like they are enjoying the themes.”
Homecoming will follow the minimum day schedule, and students will be dismissed at noon.
Unlike previous years, clubs and class USB’s will not be decorating A and B buildings. Instead, they were assigned to design one club poster and several spirit posters to decorate the gym for the game.
New banners were also hung along the front of C-Building to promote Homecoming festivities and to encourage school spirit. The banners represent every department, class and sport on campus.
“We are always adding and growing in our school spirit and student involvement,” said Director of Student Activities Peter Murashige. “It’s an improvement each year when it comes to Homecoming. We are all working hard to make our ideas become a reality.”