Features the horizon 8 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com 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.