Aug 27, 2014 7:54 PM by Charlene Cheng
Vendors, music, and dumping ice water on school administrators to raise awareness for ALS.
It's Welcome Day at Shasta College, and spirits are running high.
"This is awesome today, they got a lot of students out and about, and learning some things. They have a lot of information about what they're offering here on campus. I'm just excited to be going to school. Shasta College, it's what's up," said sophomore Tony Pisciotta.
"I'm most excited for the beautiful women and the Cali weather. You know, I just want to enjoy school," added freshman George Williams IV.
Enrollment numbers are slightly down, but administrators are optimistic going into the new school year.
"We have many new classes being offered again that we had cut back on a few years ago, and we have ten new faculty to help with our students and the needs that they have with education," said Superintendent and President Joe Wyse.
This year's Welcome Day also celebrates the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Civil Rights Act, but advocacy groups say that there's still work to be done.
"It's expanded in our country because we have people that come here from all over the world, and there's still a lot of rudeness, disrespect," said Daryl Harris, a member of the Shasta County Citizens Advocating Respect.
Their goal today? Getting college students on board.
"You know, to this day, this stuff goes on, but I don't think there should be no discrimination in the world. Everybody should like everybody for who they are and what they are and what they do in life," said sophomore Robert Edmondson.
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