It’s mid-October. Midterms are underway, leaves are falling, grass is changing, and students are… fighting? Not entirely.
Last week was Spirit Week, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. During Spirit Week, the usually family-like campus community competes against each other in different teams, divided by their classes.
Spirit Week starts with the individual, pulling all student efforts together as a team. This includes wearing team colors and Mount gear, and participating in coin drives and Thanksgiving drives, which earn points for their class.
Mid-week is when the events truly kick off. Mount Olympics is a huge class competition held in our very own gym. Events include a skit/dance-off, relay race, swim competition, Kan Jam, tug-of-war, and much more. This year, my class pulled through again and continued to be the reigning champs for the Mount Olympics trophy!
Later in the week, there was the annual Powder Puff competition. Even though it was near freezing, students stuck out the cold to support the girls playing in the football game. Seniors took home the win this year. After the games, Different Stages warmed up the crowd with a performance of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. They put it on every year, and I would never miss it!
Saturday, to bring a warm end to Spirit Week, the Annual Bonfire was held in the Guzman parking lot. The fire lit up the night and kept the students warm while they ate funnel cake, cotton candy, and apple pie. There was a photo booth, a bouncy house obstacle course, and pumpkin painting. The dance and cheer teams both put on performances to entertain the crowd. It’s always something to come to and reconnect with your fellow classmates after a week of competition.
Afterward, this year, Student Activities hosted Black Light Bingo, where students could win cash. It was something fun to do when you weren’t ready to accept that Spirit Week had come to an end.
All in all, Spirit Week was amazing, and I look forward to doing it again next year.
Jade Hanley, class of 2015, is an English major from New Jersey.
For more photos and video from Spirit Week, visit www.msmc.edu/spiritweek