Shannon Drewes says there are two big things missing at Calumet College of St. Joseph.
“Something that really lacks at our school is spirit and enthusiasm,” the sophomore Drewes says. “I think if we all came together to support each other it would create a fun atmosphere and bring us closer as a university.”
To build spirit and enthusiasm, Drewes is part of a new group called the Crimson Fan Wave (CFW).
The sponsor is the St. Gasper’s Honors Community at CCSJ.
One of the goals of the CFW is to have a full student section at all home games, tournaments and events starting at the CCSJ’s women’s volleyball game on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m.
In the near future, the group wants to create a school mascot to appear at events.
What would you rather see as your school mascot? A pirate, a surfer dude, or a tugboat?
Mind you, “Tuggy the Tugboat” was presented to the CCSJ Athletic Department as an option.
If you don’t want to run out on the field or the courts yelling “Go Tuggy!” or “Toot Toot!” you better start saying something now.
If you feel like CCSJ needs a little more student life, then let’s make it happen.
The administration cannot create it for us. Student involvement is our responsibility.
Our university staff works so hard at making our class environment encouraging, engaging and educational.
They want to make our campus and college experience the best it can be, so let’s give back, let’s make it a little easier on them and kick this year off with some spirit.
As a student-athlete and senior, Ramiro Rojas says, “I would like to do the fan thing because I feel that I need to finally give something back to CCSJ. I hope this event can bring everyone closer, in light that we can all begin to support each other’s goals.”
If students are excited to get involved and enjoy engaging with other students and faculty it will change the entire dynamic of our school, we will begin the transition from a commuter school to a campus.
With nearly two-thirds of our student body being student-athletes, shouldn’t we have more pride in the colors we wear, in the athletes who represents us?
Athletes need to support athletes because we all want to look into the crowd and see people cheering for us.
You are lying if you say you don’t. Not only does it boost athlete’s spirits, it boosts the entire school’s morale.
Students need to support students, and students need to take pride in their school. The easiest way for us to give back is to simply show up.
If you want to get involved, check out the TV screens throughout the school for upcoming games and events.
If you want your voice to be heard, have any ideas, or information about games and events please feel free to contact the Honors Fan committee or just meet us at the game.
Giving back is easy, just show up to show support to our volleyball team.
The Crimson Fan Wave will be there.
Rebecca Pederson is a columnist for The Shavings newspaper. She is majoring in English Literature with a minor in History at Calumet College of St. Joseph. She is also a four year member of the Competitive Dance team at CCSJ.
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