Lindenwood University celebrates its Homecoming week from Oct. 10-15. According to the Lindenwood website, the 2017 Homecoming theme was “Welcome to the Jungle,” and honors the classes of 1967, 1992, and 2007. The highlighted events of the week included the lip-sync competition, Homecoming parade, tailgate and Homecoming football game.
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LIP-SYNC COMPETITION, THURSDAY, OCT. 12
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MADELINE RAINERI | Reporter
HOMECOMING PARADE, SATURDAY OCT. 14
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LINDSEY FIALA | Online Editor
Lindenwood’s Homecoming parade took place from 10:30-11.30 a.m. Saturday Oct. 14. Many student groups and organizations created floats to be showcased in the parade. President Michael Shonrock and his wife Karen Shonrock participated in the parade as well. Students, parents and community members gathered to watch the parade.
LINDENWOOD HOMECOMING TAILGATE, SATURDAY, OCT. 14
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J.T. BUCHHEIT | Chief Copy Editor
Students and their family members enjoyed a day out by watching football and eating pizza, nachos and sandwiches at Lindenwood’s Homecoming tailgate from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14.
There were many activities people partook in, such as throwing beanbags and playing ladder golf. Dogs were also welcome, and some people brought their furry friends along with them. There was also a face-painting booth where people could get Lions logos.
Some parents came from faraway locations to be with their children. Darlene Sellers arrived from Frisco, Texas, to see her son Caleb play, while Melinda Gurnea traveled down from New Lenox, Illinois, to see her son Derek.
“We’re supporting the football team for a ‘W’ today,” Darlene said.
LINDENWOOD HOMECOMING FOOTBALL GAME 2017
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MATT HAMPTON | Reporter
With Harlen C. Hunter Stadium filled with cheering fans, the Lindenwood football team lost its Homecoming game to the Emporia State Hornets 41-30 on Saturday. The Lions’ next home game will be against University of Nebraska at Kearney on Oct. 28. To read more about the game in our game recap, click here.