A New Way to Raise School Pride
By Jaylin Johnson, Correspondent
During the week of Mar. 29 through to Apr. 2, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s (ERAU’s) Student Government Association is holding the first ever spirit week for the campus. The purpose of this spirit week is to help bring some school pride back onto the campus, which is affected by not just the COVID-19 pandemic, but the intensity of studies on campus. Each college will have their own day, and Friday will be dedicated to pitting every college against each other in a big competition. Throughout the week, students and colleges that show the most spirit can win big!. There will be a giveaway every day with a different prize each time. The planned events are as follows:
- Monday: CSI (College of Security and Intelligence) Day, Pajama Day
- Giveaway: picnic blanket
- Dunk Tank: 12:00-1:00 p.m., In front of Student Union
- Meunier Cyber Crime Scene: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. (RACS 1 Building)
- Tuesday: COAS (College of Arts and Sciences) Day, Sports Theme
- Giveaway: water bottle
- Alien Crime Scene: 11:30/12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., in quad area
- Student Union games: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., outside Student Union
- Sidewalk Chalk Competition: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., outside Student Union
- Wednesday: COE (College of Engineering) Day, Nerd Theme
- Giveaway: fanny packs, shirts
- Giant Jenga: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., courtyard
- Basketball, Horse: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m., SGA Basketball Court
- Thursday: COA (College of Aviation) Day, Tourist Theme
- Giveaway: bucket hats, shirts
- Wooden Airplane Throw: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Eating Competition: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Tug-of-War: 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
- Friday: SpringFest, BCA (Board of Campus Activities), Easter Egg Hunt
- Easter Egg Hunt: 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Spring Fest: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.: minigolf, hug a cactus, music, and food
There will be an ongoing competition throughout the week to see what college is the most active around campus. This competition is based on what percentage of your college participates in the events for spirit week, so the smaller colleges still have a chance to win this competition and take the crown of most spirited college on the ERAU Prescott campus. Many Student Government officers are aware that school spirit is not as high as it could be at Embry-Riddle and are working to improve it. Students have repeatedly brought up this complaint during Budget Committee meetings and other gatherings. The SGA hopes these events will help to bring a sense of spirit to students on campus both old and new, and your participation is a key part! It is also a great opportunity to interact and meet new people, which we all know has been harder to do this year due to social distancing. Use this week as a way to relieve stress from midterms and celebrate the great school we attend.