Homecoming: Up with the Purple!

Students sing the school song at the close of the pep rally held near Andersen Field House during the ceremonial burning of the letters. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Senior running back Bryson Tucker rushes past a member of the Southern Oregon Raider defense. Tucker ran for a career-high 218 yards and two touchdowns. The Crusaders beat Southern Oregon University 21-0. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Senior running back Bryson Tucker rushes past a member of the Southern Oregon Raider defense. Tucker ran for a career-high 218 yards and two touchdowns. The Crusaders beat Southern Oregon University 21-0. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Junior history major Bret Myers (center) and fellow students cheer and sing chants such as “Load up the buses. It’s time to go home” while jangling their car keys. The students can be found standing in the bleachers in the endzone. The Couch Cru is known for exhibiting school spirit and purple pride at university sporting events year round. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Junior history major Bret Myers (center) and fellow students cheer and sing chants such as “Load up the buses. It’s time to go home” while jangling their car keys. The students can be found standing in the bleachers in the endzone. The Couch Cru is known for exhibiting school spirit and purple pride at university sporting events year round. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Junior psychology major Erica Jenkins fi nishes at the Cru 5K, a race held annually on campus for alumni and students. Awards were given to the fi rst place overall male and female runners and to the top three males and females in each age group. The event was hosted by the university’s Alumni Association. Following the event for students and alumni, children took part in a Kid K race. Photo by Kennan Neuman

Junior psychology major Erica Jenkins fi nishes at the Cru 5K, a race held annually on campus for alumni and students. Awards were given to the fi rst place overall male and female runners and to the top three males and females in each age group. The event was hosted by the university’s Alumni Association. Following the event for students and alumni, children took part in a Kid K race. Photo by Kennan Neuman

President Dr. Randy O’Rear and fi rst lady Julie O’Rear stand with seniors Quincy Daniel and Maggie Currie, the university’s Homecoming king and queen. Photo by Matthew Peterson

President Dr. Randy O’Rear and fi rst lady Julie O’Rear stand with seniors Quincy Daniel and Maggie Currie, the university’s Homecoming king and queen. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Sophomore cell biology major Luke Cielonko performs with the marching band during halftime. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Sophomore cell biology major Luke Cielonko performs with the marching band during halftime. Photo by Matthew Peterson

Author: Kennan Neuman

Kennan Neuman is a senior mass communication/journalism major with a minor in Christian studies from the small town of Devine, Texas. She is the assistant editor and loves writing stories and designing pages. She also enjoys playing guitar for friends, the girls’ Bible study on Thursday nights and the youth at HBC in Temple. She loves reading a good Lucado book while on the back porch at home, drinking sweet tea and mastering Sudoku puzzles. She also enjoys having a “girls’ night out” and conversations at coffee shops.

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