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Honors College strives to be Homecoming contender

Published: Thursday, September 30, 2010

Updated: Thursday, September 30, 2010 16:09

The geeks of The Honors College aim to take a more proactive role on campus, and especially during Homecoming.

In years past, the Honors College as a whole has not taken part in anything related to Homecoming, so its goal this year is to "get their foot in the door" and let everyone know that they're a definite contender.

The Honors College Association, an organization sponsored by The Honors College, wants its students to participate in the festivities.

"Involvement is key when we talk about events like Homecoming," said Rebecca Oliver, director of the Honors College.

Oliver said she wants students to be included in the hustle of the week, and for it to carry on throughout the rest of the year. "The perception that Honors students exist in a vacuum is quite false, and we want to prove it." Oliver said.

The Student Activities Board is sponsoring the Homecoming events scheduled throughout the week, highlighting the Dr. Seuss-inspired theme with an ASU twist, "Red Pack. Black Pack. Our Pack. Wolf Pack." With events like "Show Your Spirit" Banner Competition, "Yell Like Hell" Spirit Competition, Relay on the Lawn and a Dr. Seuss-themed costume contest, Oliver said she wishes students would just have fun with it all.

Clayton Preston, a junior biology major from White Hall, participated in the costume contest as Dr. Seuss himself, along with being a runner in the relay. He said being Greek along with being an Honors student gave him motivation to get other Honors students involved in the "community" as much as the Greek organizations.

"Just because you're Honors doesn't mean you should exclude yourself from the fun in being school spirited," Preston said.

Along with participating in events, The Honors College is hosting a tailgate on game day.

Tickets are $5 and Lewis BBQ will be 2 p.m in Tailgate City.

Oliver said she encourages students alike, whether Honors or not, to serve their campus as a whole and to meet other students on campus.

"You want to be a part of something that you're proud of," said Honors student Erin Flagg, a sophomore English education major from Manila.


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