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Spirit Week Thursday: Color Wars

Thursday was the annual homecoming week color war. Each class was garbed in a different color, with many people going all out, sporting leggings, face paint, and in the case of one sophomore: a banana suit. Freshmen wore brown; sophomores yellow; juniors red; and seniors blue. The halls were filled with a multicolored behemoth as students made their way from class to class.

As in the past, most of the classes created designated t-shirts in the appropriate color
available for purchase. This year, administration had some concerns regarding one of the shirts that had been designed by the senior class. Shortly after first hour began, Principal Calarco made an announcement asking that all seniors be sent down to the auditorium. There, all seniors wearing the class shirt containing an alcohol reference were made to cover the offending text.

Though the seniors wearing the shirts were a bit disgruntled, the text did violate part of the dress code. “I’m happy Calarco called us out on it, but I think calling all the seniors down to the auditorium disrupted things a little bit.” said Laura Shively. “We wouldn’t have been called out on something like that last year, and I think he handled it quite well,” she added.

Another tradition that was amended this year was that of tagging. Customarily, juniors
and seniors used red and blue hair spray to “tag” or spray underclassmen. In an attempt to head off the use of any such products, as well as silly string, Calarco made an announcement Wednesday, saying, “anyone with hair spray or silly string at school will be severely punished.”

Though there were some grumbles, people generally obeyed. Instead of using hair spray,
students used markers to tag one another.

Despite the fact that policy changes have altered some traditions, students were still
positive about homecoming week as it drew nearer to a close. “I was good, and everybody participated,” said Reagan Mattheson, whose red and white striped overalls drew some attention today. “We just didn’t get to tag [this year], which was a bummer.”

Mr. Dwyer agreed with the fact that participation was up. “There has been more
participation than in previous years,” he remarked. “[It’s been] pretty good.” This also coincides with what many others have been saying.

Though people seem to feel more students are participating this year, some are disappointed with the themes for the spirit days. “My favorite was color war day,” said Zaina Lalk, “but jersey day everyone just ruined.” Students have also commented on the missing gender-bender day. Andrew McOlash and Alex Mowbray both agreed that it would have been a fun spirit day theme for this year.

As a whole, homecoming week has gone smoothly. Tomorrow, as student energy reaches its peak, the pep rally will wrap up spirit week. Hopefully tomorrow’s halls will be filled to the brim with green and white clad students.

View more pictures from Smugmug here!

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