Homecoming events kick off


With Homecoming Court 2018 announced, the campus community is excited to kick off homecoming and its events.

Homecoming Week began Sunday, Oct. 7, with a kickoff party. The theme is “The Greatest Show,” and the party was to have entertainers, food and a pep rally in the President’s Courtyard at 6 p.m.

Events will continue with a Macho Volleyball competition at 11 a.m. Monday in the Campus Recreation Courts, where all-male teams led by female coaches will compete against each other.

On Tuesday, Oct. 9, a lip sync competition will occur in Hamilton Gym at 9 p.m.

Participants will compete using choreography and songs fitting the homecoming theme.

“The competing teams are judged on creativity, homecoming spirit and entertainment factor,” Student Life Coordinator Anthony Hernandez said.

A new event, the Quiz Bowl, will happen on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in the TSAR at 9:30 p.m. RSOs will compete in a trivia tournament until one team is left.

“I am most excited for Quiz Bowl,” Hernandez said. “Mostly because of the time and effort I have put in to constructing and planning it.”

Thursday, Oct.11, will see a flag football game at 4 p.m. on the Intramural Fields. All-female teams will compete, led by male coaches.

Red Pride Photos will happen on Friday, Oct. 12, at the Zahnow Amphitheater at 11:30 a.m. Students can have their pictures taken in their favorite school apparel.

Ending the week on Saturday is the Homecoming Parade in the morning at 11:30 a.m. and the football game against Northern Michigan University at 1 p.m.

“I’m very excited for the Macho Volleyball and lip sync event,” said Student Assoication Public Information Officer McKenna Daniel. “I’m currently coaching the (Delta Sigma Pi) Macho Volleyball, team, and we’ve had such a great time with it.”

Daniels is one of the five women nominated to the Homecoming Court. The other female nominees are Hannah Doederlein, Indigo Dudley, Kayla Flintoft and Emma Kirsch.

The male nominees are Kyle Baxter, Tyler Boylen, Jake Deloge, Alan Gutierrez and Dylan Langlois.

“I was nominated by my fraternity, and I owe everything I’ve been involved with at SVSU to them, so it was really easy to accept the nomination and run,” Baxter said.

Gutierrez anticipates a fun time at the events.

“I am extremely excited for the lip sync competition,” Gutierrez said. “That’s my element, and I can’t wait for it. I’m also excited to represent Forever Red and the other organizations that I love so much.”

Homecoming King and Queen results will be announced at halftime during Saturday’s football game.