Homecoming at Drake means food, fun, and free stuff. Oh, and the big game, but mostly free stuff. As a part of Drake Student Activities Board, the main programming board on campus, I’ve been lucky enough to get an inside role with all the Homecoming festivities this year and in years past. With the 2013 theme of “A Bulldog’s Tale”, Homecoming has focused on Drake’s journey of traditions throughout the years.
The week kicked off with organizations painting the windows of Meredith Hall to celebrate this year’s theme. The comedian duo Frangela of VH1 fame appeared on Pomerantz Stage Monday, marking a foray into the famous for Drake programming. But we’re not all glamorous guests here. The middle of Homecoming week involved members of the Student Activities Board serving up milkshakes for the Drake student body in free Homecoming tumblers and a campus carnival on Helmick Commons. So, yeah, Homecoming is never boring, and there’s plenty more to come.