Simpson College Homecoming Recap


Photo by Sophie Reese

Simpson Student Media wins the homecoming trophy.

by Braeden Graham, Staff Reporter

Once again, Simpson College’s Homecoming week was a success. Simpson put together a very strong week full of fun events not only for its current students and parents but for Simpson alumni as well.

With this year’s homecoming being the first back from the height of COVID-19, it’s safe to say that the college went all out for homecoming.

Every year Simpson puts together their “Yell Like Hell” event during the homecoming week for students to compete against each other to see who can perform the best stomp or cheer routine. This year, the students gathered in Pote Theatre. The best performance gets awarded $1,000 to the group that participated. This year’s winner was the sorority Delta Delta Delta (Tri Delta).

Another $1,000 was awarded to student media for being the overall winner of homecoming and all the assorted competitions that took place over the course of the week.

Tailgating for the Homecoming game is something that has always been a Simpson tradition. This year, Simpson held a tailgate celebrating 50 Years of Simpson Softball, honoring the past 50 years of softball played at Simpson. Live music in the Mcneill parking lot, courtesy of Beard and BroTank, featuring Mike Tiedeman ’04, was another huge success. 

As Homecoming week came to a close, the event the whole week is based around began: the Homecoming football game. This year, Simpson played against Loras College. After starting the year not as expected, a win would have boosted the team’s confidence for the rest of the season. Unfortunately, Simpson fell to Loras  63-21. Although the game didn’t go as everyone wanted, fans and students showed out to support the red and gold. The team currently remains winless heading into this Saturday’s 1:00 p.m. home game against Nebraska Wesleyan. 

At halftime of the football game, 50 years of Simpson softball was recognized.

A new event Simpson did this year was host Night Glow. For the event, hot air balloons were brought in and set up on the soccer practice field behind the fraternities. They were then inflated without taking off so everyone could see the balloons glow in the dark. It ended up being great for students who don’t live on campus and don’t see hot air balloons very often as well as younger kids. It was a great way to end the week of Homecoming.