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Dreams come true at Drake’s Homecoming

Photo courtesy of SAB Homecoming Committee

This year, Drake’s homecoming theme is “Where Dreams Come True,” which comes from Disney and was carefully selected, according to homecoming chair Yann Huoy Liew.

“It was chosen because Drake is where we pursue our dreams and it fits very well with homecoming  –  to come back to the place where you built your dreams,” the senior said.

There will be a variety of activities for Homecoming Week to celebrate. Homecoming kicked off with window painting yesterday, which is a Drake tradition. The paintings will be judged by faculty and organizations, and the winners will take home some awesome prizes. Students participated in a variety of games during yesterday’s field day.  They had a chance to play more original games such as “Finding Nemo,” which involved picking coins out of a box of ice water.

After today’s classes, relax with comedian Parashanth Venkataramanujam at 8 p.m. at Pomerantz Stage. Tomorrow, stop by Helmick Commons anytime between 2 and 4 p.m. for some yummy ice cream. A homecoming carnival will take place on Wednesday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. There will be inflatables, a photo booth, and tons of carnival games among other activities.

“This year, homecoming is organizing more come-and-go type events,” Liew said. “For example, field day on (last) Sunday and ‘ice cream for a dream’ on Tuesday.  This is more convenient for students because they do not need to pre-register or form groups to join.”

Live band karaoke will take place on Friday. If you want to sing with a live band, sign up ahead of time at the Student Life Center. There will also be fireworks. On Saturday, there will be a foam party with a DJ. Get ready to dance and party with tons of foam.

“I’m so excited for the foam party,” first-year Marissa Palminteri said. “I’ve never been to one before.”

First-year Melissa McDonald agrees.

“It sounds really fun and interesting,” she said. “Definitely a new experience for me.”

Throughout Homecoming Week, voting for the homecoming king and queen will be available for students through blueView. Organizations had the chance to nominate candidates and now it is time for the student body to pick the winners.

Most importantly, don’t forget to show your school spirit this week.


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