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Gods, Goddesses & Mythical beings

This years homecoming theme is Gods, Goddesses and Mythological Beings. Make sure to come out to enjoy this weekend’s events and time with the ONESimpson community
Kyrsten Rehberg
This year’s homecoming theme is Gods, Goddesses and Mythological Beings. Make sure to come out to enjoy this weekend’s events and time with the ONESimpson community

The Simpson College Campus Activities Board settled on Gods, Goddesses and Mythological Beings for the 2023 Homecoming theme.

Members of CAB spent the summer brainstorming possible themes and created a long list of possibilities coming into this semester. The board is hopeful that everyone, especially those involved in Greek life, will enjoy this year’s theme and various activities. 

CAB was also excited to bring back homecoming court for the first time since 2018. Since homecoming tends to be filled with many group-oriented events, they wanted to have something for more individuals to be excited for. 

Each year is meant for trying new things to see how the Simpson community reacts to it, and this was one of those events they were excited about. And students agreed. CAB is significantly ahead in court entries compared to other events throughout the week, making the board even more excited to bring back the tradition.

Another event that both CAB President Zamaria Barnes and Director of Student Activities Steven Strope were excited for was the toga contest. There was a lot of interest and excitement for this particular event from students as well. 

Strope is also excited for the events at the end of the week, including “Yell Like Hell” and “Dance Like Hell” on Friday night, as well as the tailgate parties before the Saturday homecoming football game and the Storm the Night events afterwards. He knows that attending these events are great ways to connect with alumni who are able to come back for the festivities, and everyone else in the community there to participate. 

In early stages of planning, CAB was able to reach out to a lot of faculty and staff for help with different things throughout the week, including judging some of events. They were pleasantly surprised when almost everyone they asked were willing to help out in some way. It made the planning process easier and allowed students to see lots of different faces during events.

Homecoming is the biggest example of the ONESimpson family coming together. Alumni come back, the community comes out and current students gather. 

CAB wants to ensure that everyone is getting as much out of each event as possible, and that these events are used to help build Simpson spirit. Barnes and the rest of CAB asks you to make it out to multiple events to create some great memories and get to know the Simpson family a little bit better. 

They would love to hear any feedback about how homecoming was this year and about anything that anyone would like to see in future years. Feel free to reach out to any CAB member with your thoughts.

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