Tuesday, September 29, 2009


By Ashley August

Cougars, I hope you stayed around this weekend for all the Homecoming fun. Unfortunately, I missed many of the events during the week, like hypnotist Jim Ward, because I was at class but I did get out to most of the events this weekend.

On Thursday night, I attended the first annual pep rally. It consisted of performances by the cheerleaders and the Paw Prints dance team, along with a little something special from the football team. Although the crowd was lacking in numbers, the spirit was as high as ever. After the pep rally, there was a free performance on the newly built stage along with free food.

Friday night I made my way downtown to the Celebration of Excellence Gala at the Chicago Cultural Center. Needless to say, I ate more free food. The mashed potato bar was my favorite part. Everyone looked great in their formal attire and danced the night away. I have to give a special shout out to the 10 o’clock bus I was on. We sang the whole way home and sounded amazing, if I do say so myself.

Saturday morning I started off by running in the Cougar 5K, which is 3.1 miles for those of us who aren’t runners. I was very impressed with the chip times that were used this year and the fact that you could print your results at the race site. After that, I made my way over to the quad where there were delicious waffles and apples with a whole bunch of condiments to put on them along with fun activities and games taking place. Of course I ended Saturday by attending the football game, where we won 51-0!!! Go Cougars! Football is ranked 12th in the nation right now so make sure that you get out to one of their games to cheer them on.

Ashley August is a sophomore education major from LaGrange Park. She is member of the volleyball team and the Student Athletic Committee. Consideration for the student bloggers is provided by Saint Xavier University.

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