Homecoming changes reduce competition

The Associated Students of Linfield College is revamping Homecoming Week this year in an attempt to get more students involved and out showing their Wildcat pride, ASLC President senior Colin Jones said.
This year, there will be two days of competition instead of last year’s five days, Jones said.
He said that this new Homecoming curriculum is based less on competition than in past years because ASLC is hoping to bring more students together.
“Providing new events will help integrate a wider portion of the student body,” Jones said.
He also mentioned that competition has a natural way of separating students, which is what Jones and the other ASLC members are trying to avoid.
Jones said that the Song and Banner and the Mr. and Mrs. Linfield competitions are in the Homecoming schedule this year because they are traditional events. However, other competition events of the past, such as a tug of war, will be replaced with a barbecue, pep rally, live band and dance.
One student felt otherwise about the removal of competition.
“I think that Homecoming is about school spirit, so I feel like it has to be a competition,” a Linfield junior, who wished to remain anonymous, said. “It makes it more exciting.”
Jones said that the Spazmatics will perform live at 8 p.m. Oct. 15 on the IM field.
The Spazmatics are an ’80s-style cover band. Since many of the alumni grew up listening to ’80s music and many Linfield students are fans of “Glee,” it should be a great way to unite alumni and students, Jones said.
Participation forms for the two competitions are due Oct. 11 before 5 p.m. in the ASLC office on the third floor of Riley Student Center.

Chelsea Bowen/Opinion editor
Chelsea Bowen can be reached at linfieldreviewopinion@gmail.com.

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