It’s homecoming weekend at Wabash College and there is plenty of school spirit to be witnessed around campus.
This week has brought together various groups of students, whether it be fraternities or independent students in clubs, the campus has been turned into a sea of red and white, the school colors.
The week consisted of float building, which will be judged throughout the day Saturday, houses creating chants and the chapel sing, which happened Thursday.
Spencer Sikes, a sophomore at Wabash and a member of the Beta Theta Pi fraternity, offered a few of his most memorable takeaways from homecoming week at the college.
“There is definitely a lot of pride in what we stand for as a college and fraternity,” Sikes explained. “We are part of a rich tradition. Our big focus is on alumni. We want to show them we are still holding the traditions they held.”
Sikes’ fraternity brother and fellow sophomore Max Roberts also explained what the rich tradition of homecoming at Wabash means to him.
“It’s something to get excited about,” Roberts said. “There are the competitions which help bring you closer to your classmates. Then, there is the float building process, which takes the entire week because we put a lot into them. It’s a long-standing tradition here and we like to be able to carry that on.”
After the conclusion of the chapel sing event, senior members of the Sphinx Club, Zach King and Anthony Douglas offered their thoughts on not only the event, but how important homecoming is to Wabash students of the past and present.
“Being a 900-student campus, homecoming is definitely something we get together for,” King said. “It’s one of the most unifying experiences at Wabash.”
“It gives us an opportunity to show love for our school,” Douglas said. “There are so many proud moments, between building our floats and the chapel sing, it is definitely some of the best times I’ve had as a student here.”
Some of the floats that the students build can be up to 30 feet tall, with some sticking out more than others.
“All of the floats are pretty amazing,” Douglas said. “The one that I remember most form my years here was one with Wally Wabash dressed up as a boxer fighting the terrier mascot from Hiram.”
As part of the homecoming celebration, the Little Giants football team will take on Oberlin College Saturday at 2 p.m. at Hollet Little Giant Stadium, with plenty of tailgating happening before the game near the stadium.