Homecoming

Looking Back: Freshmen Greeks Have First MC Homecoming

Editor’s Note:  Welcome Andie West, a Freshman here at Marietta College, to the Writing on the Mall writing crew.  She will be periodically writing articles from the Freshmen perspective, among other things.

Marietta College Homecoming! A week filled with exciting activities, food, and chances for different organizations around campus to show their pride. The week is also an exciting time for freshmen, new to the experience. I had the opportunity to speak with seven freshmen on their first Marietta College homecoming experience. Here are their responses:

Patrick Tegge, a new member of Lambda Chi Alpha, says his homecoming back home is a big deal and was expecting as much from MC. To his surprise, MC did meet his expectations. On asked about his favorite experience he responded: “working on the float at 2:00 am and building a gate to the graveyard with Chuck Bonakoski!”

Pat and his brothers got to work with the local sorority, Omicron Chi Theta, on their float. He said that he was anxious at first since floats at home took 4 months to construct, but despite the lack of time and all of the activities associated with being a full-time college student, the float turned out to be well done. Tegge is very excited for next year’s homecoming.

Elisa Santiago, a new member of Omicron Chi Theta, expected the week to be a lot crazier than it was, but she was expecting to have a lot of fun and bond with her sisters. In addition to sisterly bonding, the Omicron Chi Theta’s experienced inter-Greek bonding with the Lambda Chi. Elisa said making the float with them was a lot of fun. “We forgot to open the windows (At the Lambda Chi house) so that was a headache with all the spray paint!” she said laughing. “Homecoming was a lot of fun and I can’t wait ‘til next year”!

Bryan Murray, a new member of Alpha Tau Omega, was expecting homecoming to be “kinda lame because (back home) cheerleaders and football players were the only ones who cared.” However, the MC homecoming “exceeded” his expectations. “I enjoyed it greatly and loved how much you could participate in and building the float was fun.” The croon was Bryan’s while Blake Alan Johnson jumped rope behind me!” Next year? “I’m excited especially now that I know what it’ll be like I can put more in it and get more out of it.”

Clay Ellenwood, a new member of Delta Tau Delta, figured it would be a pretty long, fun week and was looking forward to meeting a lot of new people. His favorite part of the week: “I think my favorite part was getting to compete in the Greek competition it was something I didn’t expect to be a part of”. Next year? “Definitely excited for next year for more opportunities to get involved and contribute since it’s not so new to me.”

I asked Alex Martin, a new member of Chi Omega, about her homecoming experience and she said it met her expectations. Her favorite part? “Can it be a tie?” she laughed. “There were so many good aspects it’s hard to pick out a favorite!” Her top two favorites were: The feeling of accomplishment after the cheer and her second was the announcement of fellow sister, Jen Kuhn, as queen. Next year? “I can’t wait!” She is excited to participate in more activities in the 2011 MC homecoming.

Mary Roberts, a new member of Alpha Xi Delta, was unsure what to expect from her new home’s homecoming. “I was pumped to do things with my sorority!” Her favorite activity? “Cheer! We are pumped for Greek week already!” Her impression? “A lot going on” but she enjoyed how everyone on campus was involved and showed pride in their organizations. Mary is excited for next year’s homecoming.

Kiki Cunningham, a new member of Sigma Kappa, knew homecoming was going to be fun. When asked if the week met her expectations she responded: “Yeah! It was a lot of fun and seeing how much pride everyone had for the school.” Her favorite? “The cheer and croon because I liked seeing what everyone came up with because everyone was so different.” Kiki is already excited for next year and uncovering the theme and how it’ll play through.

All in all, the freshmen experience of homecoming was positive and exceeded all their expectations. From the cheer and croon to amusing float stories, the MC 2010 homecoming is one to remember for our freshmen.

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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Homecoming Parade Photos Finally Up

Sorry for the delay.  Unfortunately, when photos are trapped on my camera, they take a bit longer to leave it.  Enjoy the pictures!

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Posted by    Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2010

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VIDEO: Homecoming Parade 2010

Hide your kids, hide your wife.

It’s the “Treat Yourself to Homecoming 2010” Homecoming Parade video.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, November 3, 2010

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Homecoming 2010: Croon Video

Last night we saw 10 organizations participate in the Candidate Croon, which is a night where groups could specifically promote their candidate through song, dance, and performance.  Dance Team, one of the groups without a candidate, participated in an attempt to win the event.

The event went smoothly until the Brothers of Delta Tau Delta asked to delay their performance until 20 minutes after all other teams had completed.  Their chapter President, and Homecoming Candidate, Derek Ensinger said that the group was waiting for some of their Brothers to leave their Choir and Band practices.  There is no word from College Union Board as to whether they will be docked points or be disqualified for not being ready at their specified time.

Back to the fun – Here are all the performances…which is the best in your opinion?

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Posted by    Date: Friday, October 29, 2010

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Homecoming 2010: Munchies on the Mall

Lots of people showed up to Munchies on the Mall tonight to enjoy some great candy and snacks prepared by the organizations participating in Homecoming 2010.  The organizations were told bonus points would be awarded for using candy and pumpkin, so every team went that route.  Table decoration and theme were also judging sections.

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Homecoming 2010: Carve the Candidate

Here are some pictures from Tuesday night’s Carve the Candidate night

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Posted by    Date: Thursday, October 28, 2010

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Meet The Candidates: Tyler Preston

Writing on the Mall sat down with six of the nine Homecoming candidates.  Here is our interview with Tyler Preston, Charles Sumner Harrison Organization’s representative.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Meet the Candidates: Jen Kuhn

Writing on the Mall sat down with six of the nine Homecoming candidates.  Here is our interview with Jen Kuhn, Chi Omega’s representative.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Meet The Candidates: Amanda Case

Writing on the Mall sat down with six of the nine Homecoming candidates.  Here is our interview with Amanda Case, Omicron Chi Theta’s representative.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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Meet The Candidates: Derek Ensinger

Writing on the Mall sat down with six of the nine Homecoming candidates.  Here is our interview with Derek Ensinger, Delta Tau Delta’s representative.

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Posted by    Date: Wednesday, October 27, 2010

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