Raising spirits for homecoming

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By Karen Pegueros

Showing off their spirit at the annual homecoming fashion show, seniors Skylar Eisenhart and Jake Desjardins inspire students on how to dress for . Photo by Karen Pegueros
Showing off their spirit at the annual homecoming fashion show, seniors Skylar Eisenhart and Jake Desjardins inspire students on how to dress for . Photo by Karen Pegueros

To keep the ghouls away, Student Council is asking Cougar Nation to participate in the Haunted Homecoming spirit week starting Oct. 26. The spirit days include Day of the Dead Monday, Twisted Tuesday, Villain Wednesday, and Tombstone Thursday. Administration would like to remind students that dress code will be enforced throughout this week.

Students can start off the week with Day of the Dead Day where they can dress up in bright colors or as their favorite member of the walking dead. Full face masks are prohibited at school and could be confiscated. “Dia de los Muertos,” or Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated in Mexico with paper mache skeletons, candy skulls, and bright colors meant to celebrate the life of friends and family who have “passed on.” Lunch activities consist of sombrero tossing and skull decorating.

“I can’t wait for Monday’s Day of the Dead because I love the walking dead,” Quentin McCalla, freshman, said.

The second day of Haunted Homecoming spirit week is Twisted Tuesday. To take part, Student Council encourages student to dress in their best “enchanted” outfit while taking inspiration from witches, wizards, and wicked fairies. Games like the bean bag toss and the cake walk will be set up in the quad at both lunches.

This Wednesday students can embrace their inner evil by sporting their favorite villain outfit from movies like Disney’s Maleficent or Star Wars . A food eating contest will be available that day for those who wish to participate.

Cougars can show their pride by wearing the black homecoming shirt for the last day, Tombstone Thursday.  StuCo will serve free hot dogs to students during both lunches, and the homecoming assembly will take place in the gym at 1:15 and end at 2:11 p.m.

“Our goal is to unite our school and bring school spirit,” student council member Hannah Grossman, sophomore, said.

Student Council advises students who want to get more involved to come to the tailgate before the game. It begins at 4 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m. Admission is $1 with music, games, and a buffet. The football game starts promptly at 7 p.m. The Haunted Homecoming Bash goes from 9:30-11:30 p.m.