Highlights of Homecoming Week

by Courtney Cleveland

features editor

This past week was no ordinary week on campus; it was Homecoming Week. Each day, students got involved in different events. Monday, the Millsaps Programs and Activities Council, otherwise known as PAC, sponsored a candy apple bar outside of the caf. Tuesday, students gathered in the Bowl for a late night viewing of Suicide Squad. Additionally, students were able to release some stress with paintball on the north lawn on Wednesday. And just for fun, students were able to participate in the Millsaps Got Talent event in the Leggett Center on Thursday.

Dierra Myers, a sophomore chemistry major, said her favorite part of Homecoming was the Millsaps Got Talent event.

“It was my favorite because it was just a chill time where fellow Millsapians got together to see and hear other people’s talents while also cheering them on. It was just fun and an extra boost to the community feeling of Millsaps,” she said.

However, the most popular event on campus was the football game Saturday. Alumni, families and students packed the stadium to cheer on the Majors. Prior to the game, individuals were able to stop by the Tasting at the Tents and try creative dishes made by various organizations on campus.

Freshman Reanna Robinson loved the football game, and she loved cheering on her Majors even more.

“I enjoyed seeing the entire school come together and all the school spirit. The energy was awesome,” Robinson said.

Bri’Anna Tolliver, a freshman nursing major, said her favorite part of homecoming week was the football game, too.

“There was so much school spirit and more people [attended] than any other game so far. People were giving out free shirts and food,” Tolliver said. “It was just a very good atmosphere.”

During halftime, the cheerleaders and dance team performed, preceding the introduction of the 2016 Homecoming Court. SBA President Tasha McGuire bestowed Cherilyn Cabanero and Sean Connelly with the honor of homecoming queen and king. The Majors fell short to Washington University in St. Louis with a score of 31-28.