By Levi Livengood
During Homecoming Week, many students signed up to participate. Monday was Pajama Day, Tuesday was Twin Day, Wednesday was College Day, Thursday was Quad Day, and Friday was Rally Day and Class Color Day.
On Monday, when asked what their favorite themes and reasoning for participating, the people wearing pajamas came up with a variety of responses.
Sophomore Faith Livengood, explaining why she decided to participated, says, “Pajama Day gives me an excuse to be lazy and not even change after I wake up. That’s why I participate.”
Sophomore Adrian Santiago had a different take, “The only spirit you should have is school spirit!” He continues, “I look forward mostly to class color day on Friday because every student gets to show off their class pride.”
The second day was far different. There were many at the school who didn’t dress up for Twin Day for various reasons. Andres Valdovinos, a sophomore, says, “I don’t participate in the spirit days because I wake up too late to even dress up special.”
On the third day of Spirit Week students were told to wear their clothing that displayed the logos, emblems, or trademarks of colleges and universities.
On Thursday, Seniors wore togas, Juniors celebrated pride, Sophomores dressed up in Coachella attire, and Freshmen wore Hawaiian shirts and other similarly themed clothing.
Friday brought the Homecoming Rally, which was enjoyed by many people.
“I really liked the club performances and I enjoyed the games,” says Kay Taculog, a sophomore here at Independence.
Sophomore Zach Ibarra says, “I liked how organized it was, there was no down time or long periods to wait in-between events.”