Parade of lion spirit

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Parade of lion spirit

Member of the Homecoming Court Sydnie McClinton, a senior biological sciences major, throws beads during the Homecoming Parade.

Member of the Homecoming Court Sydnie McClinton, a senior biological sciences major, throws beads during the Homecoming Parade.

Zachary Araki

Member of the Homecoming Court Sydnie McClinton, a senior biological sciences major, throws beads during the Homecoming Parade.

Zachary Araki

Zachary Araki

Member of the Homecoming Court Sydnie McClinton, a senior biological sciences major, throws beads during the Homecoming Parade.

Zachary Araki, A&E Editor

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Homecoming Day kicked off with a parade leading up to the football game.

The parade started at the University Center at noon on Oct. 13.

Member of the Homecoming Court Tyler Olivier, a senior marketing major, explained how Hammond’s pride in the university contributed to the parade.

Olivier said, “They’re so proud to have it in the city, and they use it as much as they can in marketing for the city and marketing for the university and all the different programs that are run between the two. It kind of shows we’re proud of what we have, and we want to put it on and show our results and show that it’s the people of Southeastern that are proud of Hammond as well, not just Hammond proud of Southeastern.”

Member of the Homecoming Court Sydnie McClinton, a senior biological sciences major, shared her experience throughout Homecoming Week.

“It’s been really fun,” said McClinton. “I’m an extra person, so of course I went over for everything. I went over the top, but I’ve had the best time, and I think this day is going to be so memorable. I’m just honored.”

Member of the Homecoming Court Griffin Hakenjos, a senior accounting major, shared how the parade fit with the rest of the Homecoming Week festivities.

“I think it’s a perfect start to a great Homecoming Day,” said Hakenjos. “It gets everybody excited, and it sets the mood for the rest of the day and into the game.”