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Students reflect on their first and last Gornhuskin'
by Shannon Smith
Sunday, October 30
1 think most freshman at this point
are still wondering what Comhuskin’
is all about. Why is everyone getting so
excited? Like our theme, I guess we
"just have to experience it." But what is
the big deal? Sure sounds like fun, but
why all this hype? 1 just came back
from the bonfire, and I’m still clueless.
It was a lot of fun, and the guy singing
was great and very talented, but what
is going on? Maybe Tuesday will give
me a better understanding.
Tuesday, November 1
Our hall was raided this morning at
7:15 a.m. It scared me at first until I
realized what it was. 1 got up and
peeked out the door then I went back
to bed. This is the night of the Big Sis/
little Sis Serenades. It sounds pretty
good. At rehearsal last night, we prac
ticed our songs and the first two went
weU, but I don’t know about the last
one. I guess we’ll see how well we do
Well, that wasn’t too bad. Actually,
it was great. 1 loved the songs our Big
by Teresa Latham
Well, Comhuskin’ 1994 has come
and gone already. It really is hard to
believe — I will never experience
Comhuskin’ as a Meredith student
again. To some this is exciting, to
others it is scary, but to me, it is sad.
Comhuskin’ , this year, was oxir
year to shine, our year to show our
senior status and superiority to the
underclassmen. Everyone knew that
we had to be the best, to show our
little sisters the way and our big sisters
that we finally made it.
It was a different kind of excite
ment than the years before. Freshman
year, we were all excited of the un
known, this Comhuskin’ thing that we
had heard so much about but still did
not quite understand. Sophomore year,
we were all excited to finally have a
clue and to have such an awesome big
sis class. (And we did rock our way into
second place that year! — and boy, did
we have fun that night!). Junior year,
we were excited to be big sisters and
photo by Jetson
Fresmen show that they know how to have fun while they show off their sweatshirts
and spirit at Comhuskin'.
Sisters sand. I even picked mine out of
the crowd. This Comhuskin’ thing may
not be so bad after all.
Off to the pizza party! The party
was a lot of fun, and they just an
nounced a hall raid. Dress in black and
put pantyhose on our heads. A little
kinky, but it sounds wild. My Big Sis
gave me a noise maker — a Coke can
with pennies taped inside. I probably
wouldn’t have thought of that. Now
photo by Jetson
Seniors go out for their final countdown
and realize what going out with a bang
must have been like for their big sisters.
had much motivation to beat the se
niors. And senioryear, well, what can
Isay, WE ARE SENIORS!!
I don’t think the reality of being in
we’re off to raid Brewer, Barefoot and
Wednesday, November 2
Tonight was the scavenger hunt.
Everyone went to the cafeteria to hear
the co-chairs announce the themes
and give each class’s clue. We had 20
minute intervals to find the item each
class had hidden. Well, we lost. They
found our clue. What a downer.
Thiursday, November 3
our final year of our Meredith career
set in unta the night of the big sis/little
sis serenades. Seniors made their way
from the dornw donned in caps and
gowns and laden with presents and
cameras. As we approached the court
yard our little sisters were waiting,
were many tears as the sophomore
class sang their songs. We then lit
candles and began our serenades.
Flashes from the cameras and the flick
ering of the candle lights, reflected the
light on the laces of many emotional
seniors. Afterwards, everyone scouted
out their respective “sister” and ex
changed gifts and hugs.
Wednesday, we got our sweatshirts
and I think everyone started getting
psyched because our sweatshirts we
awesome and we just knew that Leah
and Jennifer could lead us into pulling
off a spectacular final Comhuskin’.
When Thursday arrived, the morn
ing classes seemed to fly by and then it
was time to prepare for the big show.
It was exciting as I saw our class pre
pare for the parade. While lining up to
Tonight is the grand finale of
Comhuskin’. I guess this is the night
where everything unfolds.
Well, we won first place. I can’t
believe it! I’m sure we’ll do even better
next year, now that we have a better
idea of what to do. Our party was
great. We sang and danced and had a
lot of fiin, until some people started
showing up that shouldn’t have been
there. TTiey started yelling slanderous
things about the freshman class and
some even started causing trouble.
Friday, November 4
Comhuskin’ was great, but a lot of
people forgot that Meredith unity
comes before class unity. Harsh words
were spoken, feelings were hurt and
people were even spitting at others! I
figured out that the point of
Comhuskin’ is not only class pride, but
also Meredith pride. Many people seem
not to agree with this. It is very disap
pointing to see some of these college
people behave the way they did.
Comhuskin’ is supposed to be a posi
tive experience. Maybe next year wfll
make our way to Johnson Hall, it be
came evident how much time has gone
by already. All the seniors, divided into
our years at Meredith according to
sweatshirt, got ready to go and it made
me reminisce about my time here. It
was not unusual to hear someone say
“I feel so old” or “I can’t believe that
we are actually seniors.”
After the class picture and picnic, I
went back to my room to change
sweatshirts and collect my friends.
There really was an air of excitement
and anticipation as we lined up to
march down into the packed amphi
theater. Of course, we did great, and
despite disqualification, Hollace
Dowdy performed with “star”4ike qual
ity in the tail-tale.
The senior slide show was some
thing we all looked forward to seeing,
but, on the other hand, we knew that
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