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What Rock Your Red means to students

October 7, 2016

“Rock Your Red” is this year’s homecoming theme. Even though homecoming week maybe be more than halfway over, the school spirit continues to grow stronger as students continue to rock their red as preparation for Saturdays homecoming game.

“When I first heard ‘Rock your Red’ I instantly thought of Colonel Tillou (our school’s mascot) running around at a football game getting the crowd pumped for the game,” Martin Chaisson biology freshman from Homua, said. “I see him with a shaker filled with red rocks in his hands.”

Some organizations on campus thought of Rock n’ Roll instead of actual rocks, when they heard “Rock Your Red.” Across from Ayo Hall, the homecoming displays stretch alongside the road each like a rock concert celebrating the color red.

Other students might not visualize a rocking red concert or rock shakers, instead school spirit is what comes to mind.

“To me, ‘Rock Your Red’ means being proud to be a Colonel and wanting everyone to know that Nicholls State University is a big family,” Madeline Zeringue psychology sophomore from White Castle said. “By wearing red you are showing how happy you are to be a part of it all.”

School spirit is shown this week, through homecoming displays and students rocking the color red every day. No matter if Tillou and rock shakers, a rock concert or school spirit comes to mind the student body is certainly building up the anticipation for Saturdays game.

“It means to support Nicholls,” Sadie Arcement accounting freshman from Raceland, said. “Just by wearing a red shirt or other red accents you are showing your support for our school.”

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