Spirit Week gives students something to cheer about

By John Solewin
October 22, 2009

Shannon Keough

Calling all cheerleaders! With Spirit Week fast approaching, Cabrini needs its cheerleaders to step up their game and lead the student body in building school spirit.

Student Government, the dance team and other school organizations are preparing to do their part to create an energized Cabrini campus, so it would be disappointing if the cheerleaders stayed sitting on the sidelines instead of leading the calls.

Spirit Week kicks off on Nov. 7 with the Black and White Gala. It’s an opportunity for our Cavaliers to trade their jeans and sweats for some formal wear. There will be finger foods, great music and a beautiful setting. It is sure to be a magical night.

Following the Black and White Gala, on Nov. 8, Father Michael Bielecki will offer a Spirit Week opening mass and in the evening is the first performance of the play, “The Complete History of America, Abridged.” Nov. 10 is Cabrini Day which will offer a variety of activities as well as an honors induction. No one should miss the Mr. and Ms. Cabrini Pageant being held on Wednesday, Nov. 11; come out and support your favorite guy and girl vying for the titles.

Student Government will hold Spirit Day on Nov. 12. The campus will be fully decorated and students will have the opportunity to get a final picture with the ‘old’ Cavalier. Student Government will also be providing students with the new ‘Fear the Cavalier’ t-shirts and encouraging everyone to show their spirit by wearing their Cabrini gear all day.

The last major events are being held on Saturday, Nov. 14. The dance team is hoping to host a bonfire/pep rally, the sociology department is hosting a dance and admissions is hosting a sleepover for prospective students. Let’s show them that Cabrini College is a great place to be a student!

With Spirit Week going on and clubs such as the dance team and Student Government stepping their game up, where are the cheerleaders?

The Cabrini community is counting on its cheerleaders. It’s not enough for Cabrini to have a cheering squad in name only, the cheerleaders must be front and center at school events. They need to get their fellow Cavs excited to attend sporting events and Spirit Days by truly ‘leading the cheers.’

They should be one of the most visible groups on campus. Not only will their enthusiasm help create a stronger sense of a school community, but it will show all Cavaliers that getting involved in campus activities is more than just something to add to a resume.

The cheerleaders can help make Spirit Week truly successful by sharing their talent, showing their support and most importantly, their Cavalier love. They can help decorate for Spirit Day and hang signs for the men’s and women’s basketball team.

Showing up as a team at events like the Mr. and Ms. Cabrini Pageant, the pep rally and the bonfire will go a long way in demonstrating to current and prospective students that Cabrini school spirit is alive and well.

As each of us eventually graduates and moves on from our college experience, we will take with us the memories of the times we shared here at Cabrini. However, those memories won’t be of the grade we received in current events, or how many different ways the cafeteria chef prepared chicken or even how many times a week we got Campus Corner or Domino’s delivered to the dorm.

The memories will be of the bonds we formed with teammates and fellow club members and the fun we had being a part of special campus events like those offered in Spirit Week. Cheerleaders – help the Cabrini community make Spirit Week 2009 and all of the games and events of this school year something to cheer about.

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