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Bruins Prepare For Homecoming
RHS Homecoming Queen and King Candidates were announced at lunchtime on campus Thursday, Sept. 24. Shown, back row, from left: Kenia Garcia, Wolfgang Lopez, Timothy Brown, Briana Allen, Chris Pena, Julia Cabrera, Joseph Crosby, and Miranda Alcantar. In front: Mikala Stewart and Caleb Raper. The Homecoming planning committee indicated the 2015 Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned at halftime of the home varsity football game on Friday, Oct. 2, against Galt. Ric McGinnis/The News


Occasionally a week has more than seven days. Nine days were needed to fit in all the activities associated with this year’s Homecoming Game, set for Friday, Oct. 2 against the Galt Warriors.

The Homecoming Fashion Show, which historically kicks off festivities, was held in the quad on campus at lunch time on Thursday, Sept. 24. It was originally set for Friday, but a College Day had already been scheduled by counselors for that day in the quad, so the fashion show was moved up a day.

Students from the various classes showed off clothes that related to the color scheme and themes coming up. Students are participating in ‘Spirit Days’ this week, with a different era, colors and an idea for each day to help them to celebrate that era. (See fashion show photos, Page A2.)

On Monday, Sept. 28, the Era was the 1940s, with colors of Army (khaki or camouflage) and Red, White & Blue, and a suggestion of Army wear or Rosie the Riveter.

On Tuesday, students were scheduled to mark the Era of the 1950s, with colors hot pink and black and a suggestion of leather jackets and poodle skirts.

Today, Wednesday, it was to be the Era of the 1960s, with colors of black and white and vintage glamour the suggestion.

Tomorrow, Thursday, the Era will be the 1970s, colors are rainbow and tie dye, with hippy wear the suggestion.

On Friday, game day, it’s Bruin Pride, with school colors of Maroon and Silver.


Homecoming Royalty Announced

Following the Fashion Show, the candidates for Queen and King of Homecoming were announced.

King candidates are: Wolfgang Lopez, Joseph Crosby, Chris Pena, Caleb Raper and Tim Brown.

Queen candidates are: Briana Allen, Julia Cabrera, Miranda Alcantar, Mikala Stewart and Kenia Garcia.


Powder Puff Game Wednesday

Getting their chance on the gridiron, Riverbank High School girls from the respective classes have been practicing and are prepared to compete for their honor on the field in a Powder Puff football game, scheduled for tonight, Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 6 p.m.

The sophomores and juniors will team up to take on the senior-freshman team, and they’re usually coached by a couple of the Bruin football players.


New Track Forces Changes

With improvements to the surface of the all-weather track at the Angelo Novi Stadium, cars, trucks and trailers are no longer permitted to parade around the track at halftime for Homecoming.

Instead, students will be decorating golf carts for the parade competition. The smaller, lighter vehicles should not be a problem for the surface and can easily turn around where the track is barricaded, at the padded path across it, and prevents damage from football cleats. The carts will be decorated after school today and tomorrow.

As usual for Homecoming, there will also be a parade in downtown Riverbank, on Santa Fe Street, from the Community Center down to Third Street and back on Stanislaus. That parade is scheduled for Friday at 3 p.m.

Friday night’s Homecoming finale will see the Bruins host the Galt Warriors in action on the gridiron, while the Homecoming Queen and King will be crowned that evening as well.