The Homecoming theme was announced and the festivities soon will commence.
Students soon will spend days and nights perfecting Lip Sync dances, building giant spirit structures and wishing they had more sleep.
Homecoming can either be the most exciting time of the academic year or the worst. Students will have to balance long days in class with late nights working on Homecoming festivities.
We all but kill ourselves to be the best and we come out at the end of the week hating everything Homecoming.
The tradition of Homecoming invites current students and alumni to come together for one reason–we are all Stars.
At other schools, they might gather around football games, but we gather around the talent of our students.
We should approach Homecoming with excitement that we will see our graduated friends and enjoy the activities. Instead we often get burned out because we are up late night after night. Then we show up late to classes and tell professors we are so tired because we were up late working on Homecoming materials instead of doing our assignments.
Homecoming is not an excuse to miss class or be lazy on assignments.
Professors honestly don’t care how late we stayed up or how tired we are because of Homecoming. They only care about us coming to class and getting our assignments done.
We understand the competitive side of Homecoming, but don’t make yourself look bad to your professors just because you’re trying to look good for your friends or other organizations.
We’re all here for school and to get our degrees, so it just isn’t worth it.
Homecoming should be a time we enjoy the company of others and an event we remember for all the good times we had, not something we dread because we’re going to be too tired for class.
When it comes to Homecoming, make sure to leave as much time as possible for homework, studying or even naps.
Go have fun, spend time with your friends and aim to win, but don’t let it consume your life and ruin your whole semester.
Click here for more on previous years’ homecoming.