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Sept. 6, 2006

SGA announces homecoming theme

by Priyanka Gokhale, Online Editor-in-Chief and Miriam Ragen, Online National News Editor and Food Editor
The SGA announced today that this year's homecoming theme will be board games. This year's homecoming dance will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m, and the annual fall spirit week will take place from Monday, Oct. 9, to Friday, Oct. 13.

The three contenders for this year's theme board games, espionage and Harry Potter were chosen by the SGA Senate on Aug. 28, the first day of school for freshmen. After conducting a poll on their website and doing random sampling during lunch, the SGA cabinet narrowed the choices down to board games and espionage at a meeting during second period last Friday.

According to SGA President Eric Hysen, the SGA tried to get more students involved in the theme-choosing process this year. Hysen estimated that over 150 students participated in the process.

SGA Vice President Molly Martinez intitially presented the board game idea "board games" to the Senate. According to Martinez, each class will get a well-known board game, possibly Life, Candyland, Monopoly or Clue as their theme. The halls and the SAC will be decorated with posters and other decorations featuring each class's games. "I'm really excited about it," said Martinez. "I think that we can do a lot with it."

Blazers still have time to get involved in the homecoming theme process, according to Hysen. "Class council presidents will pick their [class's] individual sub-theme over the next few weeks," he said. "If people still have ideas [for sub-themes and decorations], they can talk to their class presidents."

If you would like to contact the SGA or view more information, visit the SGA's web site.



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  • (View Email) on September 6, 2006 at 10:54 PM
    What are the copyright issues? Aren't all these games copyrighted?
  • anonymous on September 6, 2006 at 11:02 PM
    lol, board games.
  • wow on September 7, 2006 at 4:25 PM
    never even heard of candyland
  • CANDYLAND! on September 7, 2006 at 5:34 PM
    JUNIORS SHOULD SO GET CANDYLAND! 08!

    seniors should get Life, cause that's life ;)
  • xcv on September 7, 2006 at 10:16 PM
    YOUVE NEVER HEARD OF CANDYLAND get outta here man thats like not hearing of baseball
  • Think in Pink on September 8, 2006 at 12:01 AM
    Espionage is a cool theme too. Snaps for the SGA for coming up with creative ideas. But not that many people visit the SGA website, so a poll there is probably from like the people on SGA.
  • WHAT THE. on September 9, 2006 at 2:49 PM
    board games for the homecoming theme!?!??? that is really dumb. oh man, homecoming definitely is going to suck this year...
  • games? on September 9, 2006 at 4:16 PM
    board games is a good idea & its cute.. but i dont think its gonna be that easy to work with. =/
  • da Flip?? on September 10, 2006 at 10:33 PM
    come on where too lazy to carry ot our homecoming themes..i know i am...LOL
  • ..l on September 11, 2006 at 8:34 PM
    yea why was harry potter ruled out?
  • reader on September 12, 2006 at 10:49 PM
    ...isnt candyland copyrighted too ;)?
  • clueless on September 13, 2006 at 8:16 PM
    the sga has a website?
  • Keys on September 15, 2006 at 1:10 PM
    i play monopoly with REAL money. the seniors theme should be monopoly
  • Alexandra Meister (View Email) on August 29, 2007 at 4:56 PM
    Hello! I am a member of the student council at my school, and we are currently planning our homecoming dance. We are interested in a board game theme, and when I found this article I was extremely excited! If you could let me know what sort of decorations you used, and where you found them, I would love to know! thanks so much for your help, and have a great homecoming this year!
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