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Griffin Gang

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 ( and come to a game!


Hello All :)

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 :)



fontbonnemaryaliceMy 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.

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I can honestly say that last week was the best, and most exhausting weeks of my life, especially my life at Fontbonne. It was SPIRIT WEEK on campus, and it couldn’t have gone any better! My spirit week started on Monday, at the Griffin Gang meeting, when we met to make t-shirts and signs for the Women’s Volleyball game on Tuesday!  From glitter to spray paint, the room was filled with the smell of school spirit! The Griffin Gang tailgated before the game, with hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, dip, soda, and lemonade for all students that showed up. I helped set up the cook out but couldn’t stay the whole time because I was working the Bi-annual Alumni Phonathon.

In coming later to the game, I was so excited to see the Griffin Gang, as well as a lot of other students, up and cheering! Fontbonne Activities Board (FAB) gave out plastic bam-bams and that were not only purple and gold but loud enough to get some real attention! Gunner the Griffin was even in the spirit, dancing along to the cheers of the crowd! The match ended in a very close loss in the fourth game.

Wednesday night, I was excited to watch the first ever Lip Sync contest on campus! I had planned to compete in lip-syncing “Anyone Else But You” from the movie Juno, with one of my guy friend’s, but was really mad when he couldn’t get off work! We most definitely would have been competition for the others “syncers.” I knew all of the competitors personally, which made it even funnier. Jackie Raines was by far my favorite. She made her mouth into a person of its own by laying upside down on a table, putting googly eyes on her chin, and wearing a cap. Her chin sang one of my favorite Red Hot Chili Peppers songs very dramatically!  It was absolutely hilarious, but maybe you had to be there… I can say, by the end of the night, my abs were sore from laughing!

My first ever Mystery Masquerade was a huge part of my Spirit Week too! I decided at midnight of the night before to go, which didn’t leave much time for getting ready. I wore a dress and heels I already had, and found a huge group of other friends who were going too. After a hot, crowded, bus ride through the city, we were all excited to stop in front of a Saloon! I love to dance and evidently so did all the other students who went! We salsa-ed, cha-cha-ed, shimmied, shook it like a Polaroid picture, rolled the dice, and threw our hands up and shouted. It was like a night out in a club, minus the cigarette smoke and the creepy guys. Totally worth it!

Dance Marathon ended my Spirit Week and exhausted me physically and mentally. Raising money for Childrens’ Miracle Network and meeting the children we were dancing for was rewarding and emotional. It was great to end a week of fun with friends from Fontbonne, dancing the night away to help others.  We were all smiling and trying our hardest to win the spirit award. We came close placing first before the final Morale dance, but lost out to a local high school.  But, the night did bring a group of fifteen of us closer together and created more pride for the school we love, Fontbonne University.

Check out other cool student activities like Dance Marathon and Spirit Week on Fontbonne’s Webpage!


Krista- Kicked Off Fall with Spirit Week

by fontbonneuniversity October 28, 2008

It’s the end of Fontbonne’s Spirit Week and all I can say is that I am EXHAUSTED… in a good way, though! There was SO much going on this week and I had SUCH a good time. On Tuesday, the Griffin Gang (a new organization created by the SGA to increase school spirit and Fontbonne pride!) […]

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Mike- Enthusiastic and Spirited

by fontbonneuniversity October 28, 2008

Spirit Week was absolutely fantastic for me as a Fontbonne student.  I had a great time tailgating before the women’s volleyball game on Tuesday night.  We gathered a massive crowd to support the volleyball team.  All of us were enthusiastic, spirited, and downright obnoxious.  Some of us painted our faces purple and gold and all […]

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Andrew- Discovers Fontbonne Spirit!

by fontbonneuniversity October 27, 2008

As a Freshman, I didn’t know exactly what to expect from Spirit Week. Fortunately, the school provided a kind of schedule for me (and all other students with Fontbonne e-mail addresses, I’m sure)! Monday morning, on the way to my first class, I noticed a little yellow and purple note hanging on the door to […]

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Mary Alice-Makes Friends Her First Day

by fontbonneuniversity October 22, 2008

           On move in day, there was music blasting, people everywhere, and cars packed with stuff.  There was so much excitement! I am from Louisville, Kentucky; I was scared that I wasn’t going to make friends that fast at Fontbonne, but boy was I wrong.  The first night I was already up late talking with the […]

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