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Homecoming week full of activities

Buffy Six, Reporter

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Football, parades, crowns and games are all part of Homecoming week. The theme chosen is “Overthrow the Monarchs,” in spirit of the homecoming football competitor, the Old Dominion Monarchs, with a “Game of Thrones” twist.

The Office of Student Activities is having several monarch themed activities throughout the week starting Wednesday with a Race to the Throne. Races and activities will be happening all around campus starting at 2 p.m.

Thursday is packed full of events from Student Activities, Student Government Association and Marshall Athletics. Starting at 11 a.m. is a canned food art event where student organizations compete to build a self-sustaining structure out of canned food donations they’ve acquired with a royal theme. The food will be donated to the Huntington City Mission. Later in the evening at 6:30 is the Homecoming parade with a bonfire and pep rally immediately following. The parade will be led by Grand Marshals Pam and Roy Tabb. Both are 1976 graduates, and Roy Tabb is a former member of the Young Thundering Herd. At 9:30 p.m. will be the Rock the Rec event where students can watch the first Thundering Herd basketball practice.

Friday at 11:30 a.m., the Marshall University Alumni Association will be hosting a Picnic on the Plaza with free food, drinks and games for students and faculty. The fun moves to the Keith-Albee Theater at 7:30 p.m. for the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s Homecoming Step Show. Tickets are $10.

Game day starts at 8 a.m. with the Homecoming Stampede 5K race. Tailgating starts at 11 a.m. and kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. During halftime, royalty will be crowned for Miss Marshall and Mr. Marshall, and the Thunder Cup winner will be announced and presented with a trophy.

“Thunder Cup is our Olympic-style competition that takes place every year during homecoming,” Student Body President Matt Jarvis said. “Student organizations compete in various events, ranging from those centered around athleticism, academics, philanthropic work and overall school spirit.”

To Jarvis, homecoming is a week for students, alumni and the Marshall community to celebrate the university “we get to call home.”

“Our students always love when they have the opportunity to work with the community, and I feel it is one of the things that makes our student body special,” Jarvis said.

Buffy Six can be contacted at [email protected]marshall.edu.

 

WEDNESDAY

RACE TO THE THRONE

CAMPUS WIDE 2 P.M.

THURSDAY

CANNED FOOD ART

MSC PLAZA 11 A.M.

HOMECOMING PARADE & BONFIRE 6:30 P.M.

FRIDAY

PICNIC ON THE PLAZA

MSC PLAZA 11:30 A.M

HOMECOMING STEP SHOW

KIETH-ALBEE THEATER 7:30 P.M.

SATURDAY

HOMECOMING STAMPEDE 5K 8 A.M.

KICKOFF 2:30 P.M.

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