Come Home, All Ye Merry Scots: homecoming events announced

It’s that time again at Maryville College. As classes continue and autumn closes in on us, it is once again time for homecoming.

“Every year is different; that’s what I think I love the most,” said MC senior Justin Kirkland.

Kirkland, a member of the Student Programming board (SPB), expressed his excitement planning this year’s homecoming events.

“It’s just the idea of tradition meets creativity,” Kirkland said.

This year, homecoming will take place the week of Oct. 17 through the actual day of homecoming on Oct. 22.

In addition to the themed days, which were not yet announced at the time of publication, there will be a plethora of other events for MC Scots to enjoy.

On Monday, Oct. 17, No Woman Left Behind and Sisters in Spirit hosted a panel in Isaac’s Café. Then, on Monday  the 17th and Tuesday the 18th, the annual powder puff games are set to begin.

Also on Wednesday, Up Till Dawn will host a “Lord of the Wings” wing eating competition in Isaac’s Café. The wings for this competition will be donated by Buffalo Wild Wings.

Another fun and notable event is the sexiest legs competition, sponsored by the MC Scotties dance team. If nominated by peers, lucky contestants have photos taken of their legs, and then once all the contestants are chosen, students donate money in the name of the contestant with the sexiest legs. These donations go to Susan G. Koman for the Cure.

Friday, Oct. 21, marks the MC pep rally, which will also be hosted by the dance team. The pep rally will be held from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in Isaac’s Café.

At the pep rally, both the dance team and the cheerleaders will perform for MC students, and MC football coach Tony Ierulli will give a pep talk. The dance team has also planned games for door prizes, and the winner of the sexiest legs competition will be announced at the event.

The homecoming game itself will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22., at 2:00 p.m. The Fighting Scots will face off against Averett University.

That night at 9:00 p.m. will be the homecoming dance. This year the dance’s theme is “Titanic.” In keeping with the theme, SPB is hosting the dance on the Tennessee Riverboat in Knoxville, at 300 Neyland Drive.

“The boat will stay docked, so you can come and go as you please,” said Melanie Kirby, SPB member and MC junior.

Kirby also gave insight into wardrobe choices for the evening. Aside from formal dress, students may also show up dressed as members from other social classes. So, if you have always aspired to have a second- or third-class seat on the Titanic, show other MC students how it is done.

This year’s homecoming week is packed with a ton of events that will provide MC students a chance to step back from the stress of school, if only for a moment, to have fun being a part of the college.

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