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Events add glow of excitement to student life


Last year’s glow party was such a success SGA was inspired to throw one for their weeks of welcome events. | Fernando Castaldi/ The Cougar

Cougar spirit. Free t-shirts. Cage rage fever.

The first student pep rally for TDECU stadium, Cage Rage, will be hosted at 5:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the stadium. The Spirit of Houston Band will kick off the evening’s events at 6 p.m. Tours will be available for those interested, and at 7 p.m. a free dinner will be served. During the pep rally, the first student to successfully kick a 40-yard field goal will receive a $1,000 prize.

“We’re aiming to create an atmosphere unlike what we’ve had in the past,” said Student Government Association Chief of Staff Leo Mata. “And hope to see the excitement carry over to the rest of the season.”

There will be a glow party and laser show at 9 p.m. Thursday in Lynn Eusan Park. Glow gear and pizza will be provided, and Bud Light and Shiner Bock will available for $5.

“I had a friend go to the paint party last spring and he had a lot of fun,” said pre-nursing sophomore Areli Estrada. “We heard there would be free shirts again, so I am going to go and see if I want to stay.”

On game day the student tailgate will start at 3 p.m. in Shasta Square, located on Cullen Boulevard in front of the stadium. The street will be zoned off specifically for student tailgating. The SGA tailgate will provide food, drinks, games and prizes. An estimated 7,500 fans will attend.

“We’ve worked hard to provide a real game day atmosphere, including live music and multiple food options by working around the clock to create a student tailgate area, along with a general tailgate area for families and friends alike,” Mata said.

The game will begin directly after the tailgate at 8 p.m. and students get in free with a student ID.

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