By Catherine Wang
Overalls, neon tights, horse drawn carriages, prehistoric drawings on cave wall...wait! Too far back? On September 27, 2017, students and staff went just far enough back in time in the spirit of Throwback Thursday.
This nostalgic event was the very first Spirit Day hosted by the new Student Government, and hopefully, they have a lot more spirited events in store for us in the coming year. Kaylee Nguyen, President of Student Government states: “The turnout was a little disappointing, but it was expected as [this] was the first spirit day of the year.” She further explains: One reason why turnout was so low was likely “because people didn’t know exactly what throwback meant and promotions didn’t do a good job of explaining it, but we’ll definitely make sure the promotions are more clear next time.”
Luckily, there were the few that partook in this event. Ms. McKinlay, who was decked out in neon sportswear, kindly agreed to talk to us about her costume. “When I thought about the theme, throwback thursday, the first thing that came into my mind was the 80s. I was only a child back then, but it’s a well known style, so I went with it. I dressed up because I think it’s a good way to show school spirit, and I think it’s fun; something to do and talk about. Hopefully we’ll get more participation in the future though.”
The year is off to a rough start, but by the looks of it, Nguyen and her team are ready to tackle and tame Alpha’s School Spirit!