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Caption BulletThe 2009 Homecoming King and Queen were crowned at halftime during the women's soccer game against UC San Diego on Oct. 16; more below.

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Association of Political Science Students Serve Up Global Awareness at Bake Sale Fundraiser


Members of the Association of Political Science Students (APSS) at California State University, Dominguez Hills held a bake sale last year to help support the building of a school in Afghanistan. When they were unable to coordinate with their initial contact for a fundraiser this year, they instead reacted to a new crisis at hand, the aftermath of Typhoon Ketsana, which killed hundreds in the Philippines last week Senior Nicole Bwrede, who serves as APSS public relations chair, says that she diverted the focus of the fundraiser in order to make fellow students more aware of current events across the globe.

Association of Political Science Students Serve Up Global Awareness at Bake Sale Fundraiser
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Photo above: Decoda Mitchell, senior, computer technology, beams after being elected 2009 Homecoming Queen with David Lopez as King on Oct. 16.

Mitchell says that she was motivated to run for Queen to fulfill her college experience.

“I’m a senior right now and I never really went to high school," says Mitchell. "I left middle school and went straight to college. Homecoming was a high school thing I missed out on."

Asked how she felt waiting for her name to be called, Mitchell said, “I was nervous. When I heard my name I was shocked. I covered my face with my hands because I started tearing up and I thought to myself I don’t want any tears to fall because all my makeup would get messed up. It was one of the best days of my life.”

Photo and interview by Romel Edmond


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