Traditions and Competitions

IMG_1675We are in the midst of Homecoming week here at TU and as a junior I have a few Homecoming traditions that I always look forward to.  Every night of Homecoming Week includes events that the whole school is invited to attend.  Organizations are able to participate in the competitive aspects of Homecoming and are judged by attendance, as well as how they place in the competitive events.  I work in Fisher South, the first-year residence hall, and our hall government competes in Homecoming each year.  The events for Homecoming this year include a Color Run, Street Painting, a Yard Board competition, a Pie-Eating Contest, and our annual Bonfire.

The theme this year is the All-American Homecoming in honor of TU moving into the American Athletic Conference for our Division I teams.  Fisher South is a very competitive building, and these events have made all of us step up our game.  My favorite event of Homecoming is Street Painting.  During Street Painting, organizations take a section of 8th Street leading up to Chapman Stadium and paint murals to show our school spirit.  We are given three hours to complete the competition and it was all hands on deck.  Our concept was “The All-American Dream” and Goldie was dreaming about a Golden Hurricane sweeping up the Bulls (our opponents for the game), Captain ‘Cane punching a bull, and our football team making the winning field goal. Continue reading

Under the Microscope: Student Association

02-24-14 kyle radtke-112I consider the Student Association (SA, for short), as the most innovative think tank on this campus.  I may be a little biased as I became interested in SA before I even stepped onto TU’s campus; however, the fact that others believe in my description speaks volumes.  Everyone is a member of SA, but I’m going to tell you about all the cool ways to get involved in one of the largest, and definitely the most impactful, group on campus.

Student Association does everything: planning athletic tailgates, holding judicial trials, investigatng student issues on campus, and so much more.  It is split into four main bodies: Executive, Senate, Cabinet, and Judicial.  Depending on interests, we have students who focus on every area of SA.  So if you’re one of those people who wants to be awesome and meet awesome people, you should totally join. Continue reading