Cal State LA brings back the Golden Eagle Parade

Tamerlane Salyk
The procession consisted of mini-cars each representing student organizations and clubs. Sigma Alpha Epsilon and Alpha Theta Pi were among the fraternities that had their own mini-vehicles.

Tamerlane Salyk, Contributing Writer

The recent cold weather was not an issue for parade goers this past Tuesday as the University Student Union (U-SU) became the center of the Cal State LA Golden Eagle Parade, a tradition that was brought back for the first time in seven years. 

The idea to make this spirit-filled event belongs to Victor Ceballos-Delgado, a Spirit Commissioner and one of the faculty members.

“My position, ASI Spirit Commissioner, purposes is to continue Cal State LA traditions and continue building community through the student’s voices,” said Ceballos-Delgado.

Just before the parade, President Covino gave a short speech, in which he greeted the student crowd and praised the parade as a great example of on-campus activity. He wished a successful spring semester to the school. 

A large number of people came to the parade to watch the student organizations and clubs march and drive decorated golf carts down the main walkway. Members of various organizations and clubs saluted and waved to all of the bystanders. 

Meanwhile, preparation for the event started a couple of months earlier according to Ceballos-Delgado.

“I started planning all of the spirit week events in October. I wanted to continue the Golden Eagle Parade to allow students to join together and represent the organizations and clubs that they put so much work in. I really enjoy building community especially here at Cal State LA,” said Ceballos-Delgado.

The Golden Eagle Parade makes one of the many events that are scheduled for Cal State LA’s Spirit week–all leading up to the Homecoming Game.