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Sun Shines on Homecoming

Evan Mercier ’14, Staff Writer

Over the past weekend spirits were high and traditions carried on as Merrimack College hosted yet another successful homecoming weekend. The Warrior community welcomed family, friends and alumni showing that Merrimack is more than just a school, but a community that people are proud to be a part of. Students of all ages, past, present, gathered for a weekend of fun filled activities including shows, ceremonies, and sporting events.

The atmosphere this past weekend showed those not familiar with Merrimack how important it truly is to be a Warrior. The weekend was kicked off by the annual tradition known as Mr. Merrimack. This comedy/talent show had people laughing out of their seats.

With this tradition continuing to grow, the school hopes to keep the tradition alive. The winner of the competition was junior Athletic Training major John Pellerin. Saturday morning started off with the annual homecoming 5k Race for Haiti.

The proceeds from this race were given to help those less fortunate in Haiti. This race around campus was the largest race to date with a tremendous outcome. The weekend also included special reunions to give the alumni the opportunity to see some old friends. These included both Greek Life and Student Life reunions. There was a tailgate in the Sakowich Campus Center parking lot, which was yet again another sellout.

The lot was packed with people of all ages grilling food, playing games and having a great time. The tailgate brought everyone together in anticipation for the football game against Assumption College. Prizes were awarded for best tailgate menu, most spirited, and largest class year participation.

After the tailgate, the hometown crowd filled up Martone-Mejail field as the Warriors took the field. There was a cookout and beer garden surrounding the field providing barbeque and beverages for the spectators rooting for the Warriors.

The football team soon came out on top in front of a huge home crowd, beating Assumption 43-40. Other sports took the stage that day including the Women’s Volleyball team, Women’s Field hockey team and Merrimack’s Men’s Ice Hockey team playing in front of a sold out crowd versus Northeastern in hopes to take the season series. These events among others were an excellent way to bring everyone together and show how a community like Merrimack can be so united.

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