It’s that time of year again folks: Cobber Ring Week. I didn’t understand all of the glitz and glam of this famous ring until I arrived on campus, so I will try to explain its glory to those of you who have not heard the story.
In high school, you can purchase a ring. In my class, no one really did, but it is popular at some schools around the country. The same applies to Concordia. When you are a junior, in the fall, you can purchase a ring that has the Concordia C on it and your graduating year on the face all complete with a band of gold. Inside, your name is engraved. Why spend so much money on this ring? And in perspective, is it really that much money?
The Cobber ring is a symbol of Cobber pride. It is said that it is the second most purchased ring behind the air force ring. People tell stories of getting jobs on the spot from other Alumni just for wearing their Cobber ring. It is a lifetime long commitment to a love for Concordia and the Cobber community.
So, despite the cost, I bought the ring. and am pretty excited about.