It’s Spirit week! Just in time for Halloween

Gainey and Lowell students will dress up in theme related outfits for Spirit Week this Oct 25 to Oct 31.

By: Sarah Williams

This picture was taken by Sarah Williams.

Gainey and Lowell students will dress up in theme related outfits for Spirit Week this Oct 25 to Oct 31.

Spirit Week was Gainey R.A., Anika Eenigenburg’s, idea. Her inspiration was her high school spirit week. She thought it would be fun and easy to do because students can participate individually.

“I always felt that it somehow brought the whole community of our high school together for that week …,” said Eenigenburg. “And I thought why not try this for Gainey and see if it unites Gainey as a community more.”

According to Lowell R.A., Kaitlyn Van Kampen, Spirit Week was decided a month ago at a R.A. meeting. Each day has its own events.

At the meeting, each R.A. wrote down possible events and then they voted for their favorites. Each hall would wear different outfits based on their Decades day on Wednesday and Color Wars day on Thursday. They can get their colors from their R.A.

Lowell’s Spirit Week

WednesdayDecades Day
ThursdayColor Wars
FridayHalloween Costumes

Gainey’s Spirit Week

MondayMix Match Day
TuesdayTwin With Roommate
WednesdayDecades Day
ThursdayColor Wars
FridaySAU Colors Day
SaturdayHalloween Costumes

There have been changes to the schedule, due to the rise of COVID and students quarantined on campus.

According the Eenigenburg, Gainey isn’t sure what they will do instead. She will attend a meeting this week where it will be decided. Halloween costumes will still be worn on Saturday for Gainey.

She also said there was a tie dye shirt event on Tuesday that was switched to twin day. Some students who went home due to COVID, had already bought shirts. Eenigenburg wanted to do tie dying later to give them time to join.

Kampen said they had planned for students to wear costumes on Saturday and go “Trunk or Treating”. The students would trick or treat at cars between Gainey and Lowell.

Students in Lowell will now wear their costumes on Friday. R.A.s will go to each room and pass out candy.

“The people I talked to seemed excited,” Kampen said.

Hear the interview with Eenigenburg.

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