‘Pomp’ and circumstance

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Homecoming is a time when school spirit is high, and it has finally approached SMU.


In the midst of attending classes and studying for midterms, students are also working tirelessly to prepare for Homecoming week, painting Perunas, “pomping” and building floats for their organizations.

On the last night of building floats, Program Council organizes a “Pomping Party,” providing music, food and fun for students who work until late at night.

Tomorrow will be the last day of building floats. The first 200 people at the event tomorrow night will get a special 2013 Homecoming commemorative item, among other Program Council goodies.

Program Council teams up every year with Student Foundation to prepare for this night and create an atmosphere that encourages students to “keep up the good work,” said Samantha Liles, Program Council’s vice president of communication.

Realizing that building floats can be a tiring and time-consuming task, Program Council aims to help students remain energized and relish each and every moment of Homecoming, said Carole Fineley, president of Program Council.

This year’s Homecoming parade theme is “Boulevard Bound: Many Stones, One Tradition” celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of SMU’s first library. The floats will represent books that have become blockbusters. The Homecoming parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday.

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