Winter Warm-Up, Welcome Back Week, or whatever else you want to call it — what a week it has been! The Fontbonne Activities Board and Griffin Gang hosted a variety of events for the first week back to school for the spring 2015 semester. They are as follows:
-Wednesday: tailgate before the women’s and men’s basketball games
-Thursday: Commuter Breakfast with Chick-Fil-A in the morning and hypnotist Chris Jones at night
-Friday: kiddie snacks and movie night with “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”
-Saturday: trip to play demolition ball
With class, homework, jobs, and an internship added to the mix, I can already feel the craziness of the semester. However, I live for that crazy. I love everything I do and am excited to dive back into things for one more semester before I graduate. It’s hard to believe I’m at the point where I can say that! Happy Spring 2015, everyone!
Okay, this post is gonna be about Griffin Gang, which is one of the organizations I’m involved in here at Fontbonne. It’s new this year, so it’s been a little slow to start, but it has a lot of potential. Its purpose is to support the athletic programs at Fontbonne by having events centered around games and enticing people to come and cheer. If you’ve been reading my blog at all the past few years, you know that I both used to be on a team here at Fontbonne (XC and track, what whaaaaat) and that I am an avid supporter of all the other athletes as well.
The main publicity stunt of Griffin Gang right now is an attendance punch card that allows people to get a free t-shirt once they go to 10 sponsored games. The punches started during the men’s soccer games in the fall, so we are just now getting some people with 10 punches on their card, which is super rad. If you don’t have one yet, come to one of the home basketball games and pick one up! All conference home basketball games will have a Griffin Gang table. There are also raffles, half-time activities, and themed games, which help to generate some interest. So check out their Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/FontbonneGriffinGang) and come to a game!
I am pretty excited to be apart of this whole “blogging” thing.
To start it off, my name is Kaniz Abbas and I am a junior at Fontbonne. I play soccer, am a member of the Biology club, Psychology club, Sociology club, Griffin gang, and I am the Vice President of marketing for SGA. Needless to say I stay pretty busy around the campus and I hope to keep people updated on the fun things that go on around this campus! Fontbonne is kind of small but super social, which I am sure you are all aware of, so my blogs are going to cover what goes on at these festivities. Since it is the start of a new week, as well as my first blog, I will just list some things off to ya’ll in hopes to see you at the events.
Women’s soccer game at WashU- tonight at 7.
SGA cookie decorating- Tuesday the 27th in the meadow at 4.
Dedicated Semester Event (this may help those who need credit for class ;))- Tuesday the 27th in The Lewis Room at 7
Sociology Meeting- Wednesday at 7
Men’s Soccer game- Friday (Home) at 6
Thanks for reading and next week I hope to let you know how everything went
My favorite campus event so far this year has been Late Night with Lee McKinney.Both men and women’s varsity basketball teams play a group of alumni. Going to Late Night is a lot of fun because everyone comes out to show their school spirit. Everyone who attends receives a free t-shirt, which makes the event even better. It is a great way to have fun with your friends on a Friday night and you get a preview of the two basketball teams.
During half time this year, there were many different events. The students on the Griffin Gang played dodge ball against the teachers and faculty. There was a dunking contest, a three-point contest, and the dance team and cheerleaders performed. It was a lot of fun seeing everyone getting excited for the events going on and for the upcoming basketball season. Late Night is just a good time to be with friends and to show your school spirit.
Athletics, school spirit, and fun! What else can Fontbonne offer you? Apply today!