Last week was my first homecoming at Augustana and it was pretty great! I enjoyed all of the events and everything was a new experience. The bonfire was really nice and the musical performance by Minus Six, featuring alumus Kevin Carton was splendid. I didn’t get to attend the talent show but I heard that it was pretty cool. Now Thursday, indeed it was a day, a day indeed it was (sorry for the inversion, sometimes the inner Yoda just comes out). On Thursday, the Rope Pull and YELL competitions were held. They were two of the most physical competitions of Homecoming Week and I actually participated, I know, I know, everyone was surprised. On Friday we had the coronation of the Vi-Queen and Vi-King (get it, he he he, get it, viKING he he he… puns) and we had the Sing competition and both very nice to behold. Saturday, to be honest, and this won’t come as a surprise to those who know me, I slept in. However, I heard that we had the Dome Dash ( a Augie themed 5K run), Renaissance Festival, and Regatta in the Lower Quad, all of which occurred before the game against Wheaton at 1:00 p.m. I enjoyed it and I’m looking forward to doing it all over again next year. All of this Augustana spirit reminded me of the sorting ceremony at Hogwarts, (I assume it’s because we were competing for cup points all term long) so I inserted the lyrics for those of you who share my Harry Potter passion. Oh, also I attached a video, you should watch it… because, why not?
Hogwarts, Hogwarts, Hoggy Warty Hogwarts,
Teach us something please,
Whether we be old and bald,
Or young with scabby knees,
Our heads could do with filling,
With some interesting stuff,
For now they’re bare and full of air,
Dead flies and bits of fluff,
So teach us things worth knowing,
Bring back what we’ve forgot,
Just do your best, we’ll do the rest,
And learn until our brains all rot.
P.s.- Maybe this Halloween, you could be spoopy, you know and take it easy on us normal folk?