Students ‘Jump In’ to Homecoming

[caption id="attachment_12605" align="alignnone" width="279"] Jump In gathered students to join in a night filled with fun activities.[/caption] Student Life Director Isaiah Collier estimated the participants of the Homecoming activity "Jump In" at 60 students, with close to another 90 in the bleachers cheering on their favorite team, fraternity or sorority. Jump In began at 6 p.m. on Oct. 8 at Spratt Stadium with seven relay-type games set for members of sororities, fraternities, and teams made from dorm halls competing against the clock. “Tonight we have seven obstacle courses, the first is hula-hoop, we have a ball throw, some Frisbees, bean bag tossing, and some balloons going on,” Homecoming Committee Chair Ashley Stegal said. “It’s a little bit of everything.” Another event Stegal forgot to mention was the lemon race, which is actually carrying a whiffle ball in a spoon through a walking course. The evening’s strong wind made this and other events difficult. There was a combination obstacle course that included the human wheel barrel, three-legged race and other types of difficult physical activities all combined and timed. The ball throw was actually a ball of paper. Participants tried to roll up sheets of paper and throw them into baskets at different distances. “Those were supposed to be paper planes,” Collier said. “But, with the wind it would be too difficult.” The hula-hoops were used in a non-traditional way. Each team formed a circle and joined hands. The hula-hoop was maneuvered up the arm and each member’s body was passed through without letting go of each other’s hands. Students can check out the video coverage event on thegriffonnews.com. “The most difficult thing was popping the balloon or tossing the paper into the basket because of the wind,” participant senior Kim Robinson said. Several students found sitting on a balloon only to be a cushion and popped their balloon only when others assisted. Robinson’s team was one of the first finished. One of her teammates, freshman Janie Smith said some of the events were tough. "The beanbag toss was difficult because it was really far away,” Smith said. However, student Shelby Bratton’s team had no problem with the hula-hoop race. “I thought it was easy, but the most difficult was the paper toss because of the wind,” Bratton said. All during the events the bleachers would often ring out with cheers and chants from sorority and fraternity sisters and brothers as each team competed by working together and using their skills to solve problems and complete the courses. To view highlights of the event go to this link. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nberBoTqdp8&feature=plcp

21 thoughts on “Students ‘Jump In’ to Homecoming

  1. Hi there, I discovered your website by way of Google while searching for
    a related topic, your site came up, it seems great.
    I’ve bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.[X-N-E-W-L-I-N-S-P-I-N-X]Hello there, just became
    aware of your weblog via Google, and found that it is truly informative.
    I’m gonna watch out for brussels. I will appreciate if you proceed this in future.
    Numerous other folks shall be benefited out of
    your writing. Cheers!

  2. I do accept as true with all the concepts you’ve presented in your post.
    They are really convincing and will certainly work.
    Nonetheless, the posts are very brief for novices.
    May you please extend them a bit from next time? Thank you for the post.

  3. I’m impressed, I have to admit. Seldom do I come across a blog that’s both educative and interesting,
    and without a doubt, you’ve hit the nail on the head.
    The issue is an issue that too few folks are speaking intelligently about.
    I’m very happy I came across this during my search for something concerning
    this.

  4. Do you mind if I quote a couple of your posts as long as I provide credit
    and sources back to your webpage? My blog is in the exact same niche
    as yours and my visitors would certainly benefit from some of the information you provide here.

    Please let me know if this ok with you. Many thanks!

  5. Greate pieces. Keep writing such kind of information on your site.
    Im really impressed by it.
    Hey there, You have performed a great job. I’ll certainly digg it and in my view suggest to my friends.
    I’m sure they will be benefited from this site.

  6. Hey there I am so glad I found your site, I really found you
    by error, while I was searching on Yahoo for something else,
    Anyways I am here now and would just like to say thanks a lot for a marvelous post and a all round interesting blog (I also love the theme/design), I don’t have time to look over
    it all at the moment but I have bookmarked it and also added your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read more,
    Please do keep up the great b.

  7. Great blog you have here but I was curious if you knew
    of any forums that cover the same topics talked about
    in this article? I’d really love to be a part of community where I can get opinions from other experienced individuals that share the same
    interest. If you have any suggestions, please let me know.
    Thank you!

  8. Excellent items from you, man. I’ve take into account your stuff previous to
    and you are simply extremely fantastic. I really like what
    you have got right here, certainly like what you are saying and the way in which
    in which you assert it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise.

    I can’t wait to learn much more from you. That is actually a wonderful website.

  9. Hi! I realize this is kind of off-topic but I had to ask.
    Does running a well-established website like yours require a lot of work?
    I am brand new to blogging but I do write in my diary everyday.

    I’d like to start a blog so I can easily share my experience and views online.

    Please let me know if you have any kind of ideas
    or tips for new aspiring bloggers. Appreciate it!

  10. With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism
    or copyright violation? My blog has a lot of completely unique content I’ve either written myself
    or outsourced but it looks like a lot of it is popping it
    up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any ways
    to help protect against content from being stolen? I’d definitely appreciate it.

  11. I loved as much as you’ll receive carried out right here.
    The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish. nonetheless, you command get got an nervousness over that you wish be delivering the following.
    unwell unquestionably come further formerly again as exactly the
    same nearly a lot often inside case you shield this increase.

  12. Hey, you used to write magnificent, but the last few posts have been kinda boring…
    I miss your great writings. Past several posts are just a little out of track!
    come on!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *