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SGA discusses new events for homecoming

by Rebecca Smith,

T-shirt sales, library rave, skit night, field day, NPHC step show, tailgate, football game and more. Oct. 21 is the first of four days filled with events to celebrate the 2009 Homecoming.

Student Government Association met at 7:30 Thursday night to discuss Homecoming.

Some new events have been planned for this year including a library rave and field day. The library rave will be from 10:30-11:00 Oct. 21 in Belk Library on the first floor. For thirty minutes the main lights will be turned off, strobe lights will be turned on and a dance party will begin.

Library raves have occurred at other schools including UNC-CH. They have been successful at other schools. Elon hopes to have at least 1,000 students participate in the rave.

Another new event for this year's Homecoming schedule is a field day starting at 3:30 on Oct. 23. Students will get to participate in various activities including sumo wrestling, a bungee run and a slip and slide.

This year's Homecoming is themed Nautical by Nature. A portion of the money from Homecoming team registration fees will be donated to a "nautical" organization, Surfrider Foundation. This non-profit organization aims to help protect the world's oceans and beaches.

This year 11 out of 150 organizations signed up to have teams compete in the many different Homecoming events. Only organizations that have a team signed up can compete in the Homecoming king and queen competition. Nominees get points based on their GPA, a popular vote and participating in official Homecoming activities.

SGA voted to pass the Homecoming packet in a unanimous vote. For more details on Homecoming the packet is on the SGA website under Homecoming.

They also discussed that three new swinging benches will be placed around Lake Mary Nell for students' enjoyment. This was a compromise made by the school to accommodate SGA President Justin Peterson's wish that hammocks would be added around the lake.