This post was written by Hatchet reporter Ruby Lee.
Unlike next week’s homecoming activities – which consists of a Mr. and Mrs. GW contest along with a sparsely attended basketball game – students used to return to campus for a week-long welcome back extravaganza.
Back in 1993, students enjoyed free dance lessons, showings of Casablanca, a block party with karaoke, an annual talent show, male and female basketball games, and the ‘Marvin Gras’ (get it?) festival with a casino and Cajun music.
Students had all week to vote for homecoming king and queen, which were announced at the annual dinner-dance held in the Marvin Center with big band-era dancing.
The week concluded with a parade around campus, where students dressed as George and Martha Washington and strolled along the streets with balloons, signs and floats.