UC Irvine Homecoming 2011
Homecoming this year was a tremendous success. ASUCI held numerous events throughout the week which tested this year’s homecoming court on everything from their agility to their talent. Homecoming culminated on Saturday with a Street Fair and basketball game against rivals CSU Long Beach. Alumni from all over filled Mesa Road and the Bren Events Center, which saw one of the fullest houses ever, and their enormous support helped the Anteaters beat the 49ers by 10 points. Anteaters past and present left the night feeling satisfied and full of pride.
The New University photographers were there to capture every moment.
The festivities kicked off on Tuesday with an epic homecoming rap battle accompanied by DJ Felli Fel.
WINNERS: Kyle Marscellas and Silva Arjian
Wednesday saw the homecoming court navigating a human obstacle course and a scavenger hunt. The night featured a karaoke competition in the Anthill Pub & Grille.
WINNERS: (Obstacle Course) Kyle Marscellas and Silva Arjian; (Karaoke) Bruno Monteiro and Hannah Chang
It was a food frenzy on Thursday with a cupcake-decorating contest for the homecoming court and an ASUCI-sponsored buffalo wing eating contest for the students. The fun didn’t end there–the court got to know Peter the Anteater a little more with the game show Zot of Love.
WINNERS: (Zot of Love) Melyssa Griffin and Kyle Marscellas
Friday allowed the court to flaunt their stuff in the talent show.
WINNERS: Kyle Marcellas and Hannah Chang
On Saturday, all the votes were tallied and the only thing left to do was enjoy the homecoming celebration, which featured a street fair, a Michael Jackson tribute show, dance crews, a celebrity sighting (Matthew Morrison from Fox’s ‘Glee’!), music, and more. The new king and queen were crowned and after a huge victory against our nearby rivals CSU Long Beach, the crowds rushed the floor in one mass of Anteater Pride .
HOMECOMING KING: Ernie Chen; HOMECOMING QUEEN: Elaine Kao
For more shots by the New University Staff, why not have a look at this week’s ZotShots? https://www.newuniversity.org/?p=18432
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