Photo by Janis Wagner
By Madisen Smith
Homecoming week was busy with all the activities planned by the Student Activities Council, including a tailgate and bash before the Bulldogs won their games on Saturday.
Kicking the week into action was the pep rally on Saturday, Sept. 22. SAC introduced all the fall sports and played a few quick games with the crowd to get the students excited for the week to come.
“I really enjoyed the pep rally since I got to see some of the athletics offered at Concordia and support some of my friends in football,” freshman Dalton Rau said.
From Monday to Friday, students had the opportunity to dress up to a certain theme assigned to each day. Monday was American Pride Day, Tuesday was Mismatched Day, Wednesday was Jersey Day, Thursday was Hometown Day, and Friday was Bulldog Pride Day. Along with these daily themes, there were different activities across campus for students to attend.
Tuesday there was co-ed volleyball at the sand volleyball courts and co-ed basketball at the hoop in front of David Hall. Wednesday night was the Variety Show, which much like a talent show, highlighted students’ gifts in the arts and making others laugh. They also crowned Homecoming King and Queen at the end.
“My favorite part [of the Variety Show] was the last act,” freshman Ian Kollipara said. “It reminded me of Bo Burnham. It was two guys sitting in chairs singing comedic songs.”
Thursday, students had the opportunity to meet with others from their hometown states in a group picture taken outside of the Dunklau Center for Science, Math and Business and Friday there was PRAISE out by the bonfire with marshmallows afterwards.
Saturday morning consisted of a tailgate in the plaza and the parking lot next to the Janzow Campus Center. With cookout food, a dunk tank, cotton candy and face painting, alumni and students all attended in excitement for the football game to come.
All these activities led to the Saturday homecoming football and volleyball games, both of which the Bulldogs won, football winning 16-14 and volleyball winning 3-0. Alumni and students both came to support the competing Bulldogs.
“I loved how students and alumni from all around got to come together to watch a close game where the Bulldogs came to be victorious,” freshman Kylee Sullivan said. “It was like we were all united by this win no matter where we are from or what our age is.”
The week came to an end with the Bulldog Bash the Student Activities Council planned. Though it was supposed to be held in the plaza, it was moved into the Fieldhouse due to rain. They provided snacks with music and different inflatables.
Now that the homecoming activities have come to a close and the alumni have gone home, classes will continue just as before, until next year when it happens all over again.