Story by Jacob Coleman
With Homecoming this weekend, MVC students, faculty, and staff are gearing up for the torch run, the bonfire, the parade, the big football game against Benedictine College, the soccer games, and other activities. It’s a time when purple and orange run through veins and MVC members embrace being Vikings.
Molly Boevers, Student Activites member, said, “Homecoming is a time when we can all come together, have lots of fun, and enjoy being Vikings.”
As students entered the cafe recently, Student Activities Coordinator Emily Fennewald invited them to nominate members of their class for Homecoming royalty. She said, “Homecoming is a big deal to me. Being an MVC alumnae, I have been though many homecomings and the feeling never gets old.” She added that, as an alum, “I’m here to help students understand the history behind homecoming at MVC.”
Homecoming Week is packed full of activities. Zack Dorton, MVC sophomore and football player, said, ” I play football so it’s our biggest game and the fans help to bring a lot of energy.” Not only is it important for the players, but the fans also take pride in Homecoming.
Kaitlin Caldwell, s Student Sctivities member, said, “To me, it’s a very important part of my college experience. Everyone goes out to supports the team together and show school spirit.”
Though Homecoming happens each year, Retention Coordinator Paul Harmon said, “I love Homecoming. Lots of great things happen and a lot of changes have happened since I was a MVC football player.” Harmon, a former middle linebacker for the Vikings, has experienced the excitement from seeing the stands filled with orange and purple. Homecoming is a unique experience of college life that can be a memorable event for many students–participants as well as spectators.