Lion pride: Spirits high throughout Lindenwood Homecoming

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Photo by Carly Fristoe | Leviticus Knighten is overjoyed at winning the title of Homecoming queen.

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Emily Adair | Editor-in-Chief
Oct. 20, 2015; 7:00 a.m.

Lindenwood’s Fall Break may have cut Homecoming week in half, but that didn’t stop students and alumni from showing their Lion pride.

The Campus Activities Board and various student organizations hosted a number of events Oct. 14-17 to get the community involved.

Photo by Emily Adair  |  The International Student Fellowship march in the parade with a banner and flags. The group earned second place in the parade walkers category.
Photo by Emily Adair | The International Student Fellowship march in the parade with a banner and flags. The group earned second place in the parade walkers category.

Energy remained high throughout the week’s celebration, from the ever-popular annual Lip Sync Contest on Thursday to Saturday’s performance by comedian Mike Birbiglia.

Community members made up portions of the parade and its audience on Saturday morning, after which alumni joined students in celebrating Lindenwood’s first Homecoming victory since 2011 for the football program.

The university’s archivist held a discussion about the history of Lindenwood, the fashion program held an exhibition and sale to raise money for students hoping to study abroad, the American Red Cross hosted a blood drive, the class of 1965 reunited, and much, much more.

 Sports

Lindenwood’s football team defeated the Nebraska-Kearney Lopers 28-10, but it wasn’t the only winning team during Homecoming.

Women’s field hockey saw two wins over the weekend, defeating Bellarmine University 3-2 and Dowling College 5-1.

Women’s volleyball also had two consecutive wins. The team shut out Southwest Baptist University 3-0 and defeated Missouri Southern State University 3-2.

Women’s rugby had an 88-0 victory over Kansas City Jazz Rugby Club.

Men’s water polo Team A defeated Team B 5-0, as well as Saint Louis University 19-8 and the University of Missouri 23-13.

Women’s soccer won against Northeastern State University with a score of 2-1 and tied at 1 against the University of Central Oklahoma.

Photo by Carly Fristoe  |  Homecoming Queen Leviticus Knighten and King Ethan Miller revel in their newly earned royalty.
Photo by Carly Fristoe | Homecoming Queen Leviticus Knighten and King Ethan Miller revel in their newly earned royalty.

Men’s soccer fell to Missouri S&T 1-0.

 King, Queen and Court

Ethan Miller and Leviticus Knighten were elected Homcoming king and queen, which was announced during halftime.

Brandon Howard, Brady Novak and Bryan Stone were the other candidates for king. Amanda Divich, Kaitlyn Olsen and Shenell Randall were the candidates for queen.

King and queen candidates and freshman through junior attendants were introduced during the pep rally and voted on through LU Connect.

Floats, Banners and More

Student Life and Leadership hosted various contests to get student organizations involved. The following are the winners of those contests.

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Organization Fair
1. Black Student Union
2. Delta Zeta
3. Sigma Sigma Sigma

Lip Sync Contest
1. Delta Zeta
2. Lion Line
3. Black Student Union

Banner Contest
1. Art History Association
2. Phi Lambda Phi
3. LU Resident Directors Association

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Parade Contests
Walking Unit
1. Natural Science Club
2. International Student Fellowship
3. Asian Pop Culture Club
Decorated Vehicle
1. Lutheran Student Union
2. Gay/Straight Alliance
3. Association of Fundraising Professionals & Cru
Float
1. Phi Mu Alpha and Sigma Alpha Iota
2. Delta Zeta
3. Sigma Sigma Sigma

 

LU Art History Association earned first place in the banner decorating contest for this submission.
Photo by Emily Adair  |  LU Art History Association earned first place in the banner decorating contest for this submission.