It’s an exciting week at Bowie State with homecoming kicking off. With a jam packed weeks worth of events, bulldogs prepare for “The Golden Legacy”, a event combination including a concert, pep rally, football game, fashion show, step show, talent show, coronation and more.
With a ton of homecoming cheer in the air, some students find it a struggle to forget a shocking event that claimed a young woman’s life on the campus merely a year ago. Last year, student Dominique Frazier, was stabbed to death by her fellow student and roommate.
Since this time, Bowie State has taken initiatives to make the environment better. “Roommate Advice”, a couple tips on how to best function in a shared living space, is also posted to the university website, guiding students to keeping stress free and pleasant environments.
Last year, after the tragedy, the campus canceled classes and issued a community consolation gathering. This year, students will not have they same gathering and will resume course schedule as normal. Student Tristan Colding says “It’s been a whole year since that tragic night, and yet I still get the chills walking on the second floor of Christa McAuliffe Residential Community, CMRC (residence hall). Though we lost a fellow Bulldog; We at Bowie State has gained something beautiful in return, a stronger family bond.”
With special guests headed to the campus all week, BSU prepares for Homecoming 2012. For more information, visit the official Bowie State Homecoming 2012 website, http://www2.bowiestate.edu/hc/