A buckin’ good ol’ time

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Architecture sophomore Jose Sierra fights being thrown from the mechanical bull at Rodeo Round-up Wednesday in the mall. The mechanical bull was rented by the office of student life for four hours at a cost of $1,150. Photo by Daniel Carde

Architecture sophomore Jose Sierra fights being thrown from the mechanical bull at Rodeo Round-up Wednesday in the mall. The mechanical bull was rented by the office of student life for four hours at a cost of $1,150. Photo by Daniel Carde

Organizations raise funds and awareness.

By M.J. Callahan and Brenda Carielo

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

It was a rootin’ tootin’ good time as the local Willburn Brothers Trio band set the mood for the Wild West Rodeo Round-up Wednesday in the mall.

The office of student life created a Western atmosphere for students while the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo is in town.

The office of student life spent $1,150 with Parties Picnics and Promotions to provide a mechanical bull for students to try their hand at bullriding, said Carrie Hernandez, senior specialist of student success.

More than 45 students rode the bull in the first hour.

Architecture sophomore Jose Sierra was determined to stay on for more then an 8-second ride.

“It was harder then it looked,” Sierra said.

The mechanical bull was on an inflated bed to ensure a soft landing when the bull bucked the rider.

The office of student life set up a basketball hoop on the south side of Loftin.

Twenty-four campus clubs and organizations gathered to sell rodeo-style concessions to raise money and awareness for their organizations and causes.

Included in the list of 24 organizations, the Christian Student Association set up a deep fry station and sold “krispy dogs,” or fried hot dogs, for $1 and $3 meals which included two krispy dogs and a soda.

The Army ROTC organization grilled and sold burgers for $2, and the Psychology Club brewed hot chocolate for $1.

SAC Boxing Club sold bottled water for $1 and took pre-orders for Valentine’s Day balloon bouquet arrangements. The balloon bouquets will be available for pick up today along with requests for personalized bouquets in the atrium area near the stairs on the first floor of Loftin.

Balloon arrangements are $4 for a half dozen and $1 for a single balloon.

While the roundup served to entertain, it also served to inform students of events on campus.

The Student Government Association conducted a survey of student opinions on the: EDUC 1300, Learning Framework, course; etextbooks; graduation; and the proposed four-day class schedule.

The whole event cost $1,600, Hernandez said.

For more information about the Student Government Association survey, visit Room 260B of Loftin or call 210-486-0133.

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