Start Fresh, Stay Fresh (With A Little Fire)
Today was a SPECTACULAR start for Homecoming weekend, if I do say so myself. Today was the first day of really big, really anticipated events, and if
everything goes as well as it went today, I won’t even have to worry about anything else.
Our first event tonight was Frosh Frolics, a talent show that exhibits freshman talent, along with transfer students every now and then. This years theme was “Start Fresh, Stay Fresh”. To open, the emcees Andrew and Bethany rapped a spin off of the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song. They changed the words so that they could introduce themselves, as well as tying in some Concordia humor and introducing some of the acts. They did so well! I was part of the decorating committee for their event, and it was cool to see it all come together–Olson Forum is a tough space to work with just because it’s SO big and has little to work with in terms of hanging up decorations, but we
managed! It was such a well attended event that people went up to the cardio balcony and sat on the exercise
equipment so that they could sit and watch.
My friend Kevin, a transfer student, and a freshman named Erik covered “Little Lion Man” by Mumford and Sons,
and let me say, I was BLOWN away. They, along with a group that covered “Every Teardrop is a Waterfall” by Coldplay were my favorite acts.
the bonfire, our final event for the night. The bonfire has been a longstanding tradition at Concordia, and this year
was no different. Kelsey, Taylor, and Kari put SO much work into making the event run smoothly and to make sure everyone had a good time, and they didn’t disappoint. Erik Johnson, the alumni office chair
, lead our “Release the Beast” chant before lighting the fire, and I can’t even begin to explain how much
energy was running through the crowd; the amount of pride that flowed through everyone was overpowering. Being a Cobber has always been amazing, but tonight….tonight was something special.