Feb. 20, 2012 - Indiana University Southeast

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Feb. 20, 2012 - Indiana University Southeast

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Week of Feb. 20, 2012

HOMECOMING

FESTIVITIES

IUS hosts homecoming

GRAFFITI PARTY

Photo by Monique Captan

Students gather during a blackout and graffiti-themed event on Feb.

9 in the Hoosier Room.

By MONIQUE CAPTAN

Staff

mcaptan@ius.edu

IU Southeast held a blackout and graffitithemed

party for its annual homecoming

event, hosted by the Multicultural Student

Union, in the Hoosier Room on Feb. 9.

IUS students were

able to attend for free

while guests paid $5.

There was a variety of

food, such as meatballs,

chicken wings, stuffed

mushrooms and more.

Glow items included

necklaces, bracelets and

sticks. There were also

T-shirts and LED Flashing.

Students arrived

dressed in white for the

black lights and assorted

color highlight markers.

Kenneth Woods, biology

senior and member

of MSU, said he believed

it was a successful party.

“The whole White

Out theme was really

interesting and unique,”

Woods said. “I believe it

is what made the party

so successful.”

Woods said this

was not the first

time the MSU

hosted a

homecoming

dance.

“It was a great o p -

portunity to show

school spirit and celebrate

homecoming and

to

have the students

come out and have a

good o time,” Woods said.

However, Woods said

he had a couple of problems

with the event.

“Everyone leaves

early,” Woods said. “The

D.J. has been paid for

the whole time, so you

might as well stay until

the last second. Also,

I think it would have

been nice if more people

came out, especially

those who live in the

lodges.”

Catherine Daugherty,

informatics freshman,

said she believed

the MSU was a great

host.

“The party was great,

and the MSU knows

how to plan a schoolapproved

college party,”

Daugherty said.

Daugherty said she

The atmosphere

was electrifying.

The neon colors

were alluring

and brought out

the energy in the

party.

Peyton Liggins

biology

also appreciated the

free T-shirts and music.

“They actually

played some good

dance music,” Daugherty

said. “I really had

fun. The glow sticks put

it over the top.”

Peyton Liggins, biology,

also said the MSU

did a great job.

“The atmosphere

was electrifying,” Liggins

said. “The neon

colors were alluring and

brought out the energy

in the party. Plus, the

party was well-advertised,

and the turnout

was great. I am looking

forward to future

events that they host.”

Apart from the glow

sticks, free food and

great music, Apryle

Randall, psychology,

said she found one specific

person interesting

at the party — the dancing

cop.

“He was having so

much fun and so was I,”

Randall said. “This just

shows that everyone

had a ball

and nothing

went

wrong. The

theme was

great fun and energetic.

I enjoyed the

food, especially the

meatballs. It was a

great school event

— we need more of

those. MSU did their

thing.”

WHITE OUT

PUMPS UP SPIRIT

By LYNN BAILEY

Staff

lbailey@ius.edu

The White Out event

ook place in the Activties

Building on Feb.

1, kicking off homeoming

for students,

aculty and staff.

Students came out to

upport the IUS men’s

nd women’s basketall

teams and to celbrate

the Grenadiers

omecoming.

Festivities at the

vent included free

apa John’s pizza,

ponsored by the Athetic

Department.

It also included a

otal of $900 worth

f scholarships sponored

by Financial Aid

nd numerous free

iveaways. The free

iveaways gave home-

The White Out

is a way that

students here at

IUS show unity

to support the

school and

teams.

Josh Kornberg

communications senior

coming attendees paper

fans, hand towels,

“Cat in the Hat” hats

and Athletic Department

water bottles.

The White Out was

packed with several

events going

on all day

for students, alumni

and the community.

Some of the events

that took place were

tricycle races, which

gave away

money in

scholarships, and

money

giveaways

for stu-

dents

to put

toward their

UCards.

Josh Korn-

Photo by Hanna Woods

berg, communications catio

ions

senior, had a few

things to say about

homecoming and

student involvement.

“The White

Out is a way

that students here at

IUS show unity to support

the school ol and

teams,” Kornberg said.

Kornberg also plained the purpose pose of

ex-

the White Out and why

students should attend

the event, as well as

other games.

“The purpose of the

White Out is to bring

students together,”

Kornberg said. “We

would love to see students

come out for

most games besides

homecoming.”

During halftime, the

band played up tempo

songs to keep the

crowd pumped while

waiting for the Grenadiers

timeout to be

over.

Numerous activities

took place during halftime.

The IUS dance team

performed to “I Love

Rock and Roll,” by

Joan Jett. In the midst

of all the excitement,

the cheerleaders also

threw white homecoming

headbands into the

crowd.

Student fraternity

Tau Kappa Epsilon

won spirit week for

having the most school

spirit during homecoming

week.

Kelsey Cooper, psychology

freshman, had

a few things to say

about the White Out.

“The most interesting

thing that happened

during the

White Out was when

students ran into the

cafeteria and passed

out white homecoming

headbands to students,“

Cooper said.

Photo by Lynn Bailey

Spectators cheer on the festivities during

the White Out events.

The most interesting

thing that happened

during the White Out

was when students

ran into the cafeteria

and passed out

white homecoming

headbands to

students.

Kelsey Cooper

psychology freshman

Katie Freiberger, English education junior,

races Whitney Myers, business marketing senior,

to the finish line during halftime.

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