Contributed by Tanyia Foster
Howard University Homecoming was in full effect Monday night. The week started with the highly anticipated pep rally Bison Madness: Quad Edition.
Students waited in excitement at the Burr Gymnasium with a line of attendees wrapped down and around the block. Small performances, giveaways, and conversations took place before the event began. Students popped out in their best fits and Howard paraphernalia .
The pep rally was hosted by R&B artist and cast member of MTV’s “Ex On The Beach”, “Mechie so crazy”. Mechie kept the crowd entertained and got them to sing along to some old school r&b songs.
The event also featured performances from the Howard University band, HU Bisonettes and Howard Cheer, who all had the crowd hype with their routines and dance moves.
The HU Football team made a brief appearance and both the men’s and women’s basketball team were introduced. The basketball teams participated in a 3-point contest and dunk contest, and the men’s basketball team ran a scrimmage, giving us a taste of what’s to come this season.
Throughout the rally, “Bison-madness” t-shirts were thrown into the crowd, Greeks orgs were strolling on the sidelines, and of course, at some point, everyone was swag surfin’– it wouldn’t be a Howard event if they weren’t swag surfin’.
“The pep-rally was very exciting, there was a huge crowd and it was more organized than previous years. It was a little longer than expected but it was filled with great energy to start off the week.” said junior, Danae Bryer.
Homecoming week continued, but the pep rally set the tone. If you weren’t there you definitely missed out on the madness.