It’s Homecomingggggggggg!!! On Tuesday, October 13, 2020, SSU alumni hosted a virtual health and wellness podcast featuring two trainers and a chef. The podcast was streamed on the SSU Alumni Facebook page. The hosts were Sam, Shannon, and AC. The podcast was set up in four different segments. AC, who is a culinary health expert graduated from SSU in 1996 when it was known as Savannah State College. The first segment was about consuming beneficial nutrients (watermelon, pineapples, and detox) during homecoming. Watermelon hydrates the body while pineapples contain disease-fighting antioxidants.
The most important part of the human body during homecoming is the liver. One method of detoxing is drinking dandelion tea, it cleanses blood cells and helps maintain healthy bones. Statistically, your liver starts to rejuvenate itself between the hours of 11 P.M. and 3 A.M. The second and most interesting segment was about staying consistent in maintaining your goals and workout habits. Typically, it takes twenty-one days for someone to break or gain a new habitat.
The second event of the day was a tiger fitness class hosted by celebrity trainer IAMSam. The workout session lasted for an hour. There was a total of six participants conducting the virtual workout session. The session consisted of 10 different exercises, 30 seconds rest for each exercise, and 45 seconds rest after each round.
Turn Down Tuesday was the last event of the day. It was a virtual party hosted by Alumni,DJ CarlitoBaby. During his set, there was a projector to project music videos for the songs he was playing. Over one hundred people were watching them live. Current students, parents, alumni, and people who were just interested in SSU homecoming were all connecting and communicating amongst one another through the chat method of the live to show their pride and spirit.
Kameron Butler, a sophomore majoring in Biology, expressed his opinion about Turn Down Tuesday by stating, “I didn’t like the fact that the DJ played all old school music. There wasn’t anything for the younger crowd to turn up to." Kennedy Lloyd, Freshman majoring in Mathematics, states,“For this to be my first homecoming it was an amazing session. I’m glad I participated because I barely workout."