On Thursday Oct. 24, Jacksonville University students made their way down to the Amphitheatre at the Dolphin Green to shake up school spirit for the Homecoming game against Davidson on Saturday Oct. 26.
With the sun going down and the temperature dropping to a cool night, students gathered around the stage engaged in the activities and contests. Chunia Graves, MC for the night and JU social science major, riled up the crowd.
Contests included a root-beer drinking contest, a wing-eating contest with three different rounds in which the wings got hotter, and a tug-of-war contest where girls faced off against boys. Winners of the eating and drinking contest received free JU fleece jackets from the Bookstore. The girls won the tug-of-war contest and received JU drawstring bags.
“It was fun winning the root-beer chugging contest, especially it being my last semester,” said Jeff Miller, senior aviation management major.
After the contests were over, students were sent down to the riverfront. There were fire pits, ingredients to make s’mores and a pumpkin carving competition held by Campus Outreach.
“The tug-of-war challenge was exciting for many students,” Miller said. “And the fire pits were a nice addition to the beach.”