UW-Plattevillians: The battle within

Matthew Ahasay, Opinion Editor

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Homecoming is as American as apple pie and tailgating football, and is steeped in even more tradition. It unites groups of people un- der a common banner, sparks rivalries and instills a sense of pride in one’s community. From the epic battle that is “The Tug” to massive house decorations and floats taking up Main Street, homecoming are all staples at UW-Platteville and an experience like no other.

versity hosting a large competition between student organizations, sometimes even friend vs. friend it all comes full circle, culminating on Saturday of football uniting the school as a single entity once again.

During homecoming the spirit of competition inspires entire resi- dence halls of people who were strangers just six weeks ago, to rise up and challenge Greek powerhouses. The tension between organiza- tions is often palpable, but always remains respectful. Good natured feuds ignite once more as the thought of winning adds fuel to the fire.

Competing in homecoming is an experience that every student at UW-Platteville needs. To feel the energy of the student section during “Yell like Hell” and give it your all during “The Tug” side by side with you colleagues is something that sticks with you for the rest of your life.

The true genius of homecoming though, is that despite the uni-

The theme for this year’s homecoming is “UW-Plattevillians: the Battle Within” which is open to whatever interpretation you choose, granted of course your theme involves an antagonist. If you choose to get involved applications are due to CPR in the PIC on Oct. 5.

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