Homecoming week was in full effect last week, as events kicked off Monday with a picnic in the President’s courtyard.
Throughout the week, Student Life held its annual homecoming week competition.
On Monday, the first part of Student Life’s competition was held in the field house as Alpha Sigma Alpha was victorious in the kickball tournament. This was followed by Tuesday’s Quiz Bowl challenge in the Malcolm Field Theatre, where Alpha Kappa Lambda took home the title of best team.
Other events that took place during the week included window decorating, flag football and a scavenger hunt.
The women’s rugby team won the overall Student Life homecoming competition.
The Lip Sync Battle took place on Wednesday in the Malcolm Field Theatre. Most of the demonstrations involved RSO members dressing in matching outfits and performing Disney songs.
In between acts, members of the homecoming court were given the opportunity to deliver a speech to those in attendance. Many candidates talked about why they were running for homecoming king or queen, and what RSOs they were a part of.
Homecoming king winner Jarod Morse said he was running to raise awareness of cyberbullying.
“I’ve been going barefoot for the last 11 days to raise awareness,” Morse said. “What I am here to do is to live intentionally, to live with a purpose and to show you all that it is not OK to hide behind a screen and type messages that are inappropriate.”
Morse’s running mate Raegan Schultz, the homecoming queen winner, also brought forth a message to the crowd.
“Forty-two percent of people who volunteer regularly do so because they were asked to,” Schultz said. “I’m here to ask all of you to go out and volunteer.”
On Saturday at the half time of the homecoming football game, Morse and Schultz were crowned homecoming king and queen. Schultz was surprised about the support she received from the community.
“The thing that surprised me most about this week was the enormous amount of support we received from the students within our SVSU community,” Schultz said. “This week we were able to bask in the community that surrounds us, the community that we’ve had a hand in building over the past four years.”
Schultz hopes that people are inspired to support their communities.
“I hope that both our love for SVSU and our passion for social and environmental justice is infectious and inspires others to want to become more active members of our SVSU community,” Schultz said.
This year’s homecoming activities were concluded with the SVSU homecoming football game.
The Cardinals won the Axe Bowl game against GLIAC rival Northwood, 55-29.