A campus full of color during homecoming week

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By: Kathleen Woods

Missouri Western’s ‘Roaring and Soaring’ through the ‘90s homecoming week is right around the corner.

To kick things off on Monday is “Black and Gold” day.

Be sure to dress up in your favorite Griffon gear and get ready for all the upcoming festivities. 

This is an all-day event on Oct. 7 to encourage students and faculty to show Missouri Western school spirit.

Many students didn’t know that “Black and Gold” day existed or was even happening on Monday.

Missouri Western freshman Kayleigh Huss said she didn’t see the posters around campus and didn’t know “Black and Gold” day was happening on Monday, but she thinks it is a great idea.

“I think it’s good,” Huss said. “I mean, it shows everybody’s spirit.” 

Students are also eager to see the community show their school spirit by repping Griffon gear or by creating discount days during the week of homecoming.

Missouri Western sophomore Heather Schriner believes that we should expand spirit day beyond campus.

“I think it’d be a good opportunity to expand spirit day,” Schriner said. 

Celebrating Black and Gold day for some is not long enough during homecoming week.

Missouri Western Junior, Jade Joensson, would like to see more spirit days.

“Maybe, two days or three days maybe not the whole week,” Joensson said. “But one day is a little bit too little.”

Being a Griffon means a lot to students on campus and having a spirit day is a way for everyone to show school pride. Being a Griffon is more than just wearing school colors for one day, it is about joining a family and creating lasting friendships along the way.

For Huss, Missouri Western is more than just a residence to gain your education, but a home away from home.

“I mean, everybody just feels like home,” Huss said. “Everybody treats you as family out here.” 

Make sure to wear your Missouri Western gear on monday and take a picture to post on social media, use the tag #BlackandGoldDay. If you work on campus, make it a competition of who can show the most school spirit and support your Griffons.