Fans Fired Up at UMHB Homecoming Pep Rally
Oct08

Fans Fired Up at UMHB Homecoming Pep Rally

Story and Video by Shelby Davison Photographs by Adam Toruno The letters for UMHB roar with fire at the Pep Rally at Luther Memorial on Friday, Sept. 24 during Homecoming Weekend.Photos by Adam Toruno See the video at bottom of the story. Students and fans were pumped for the upcoming Homecoming Football game at the rally at Luther Memorial on Friday night Sept. 24. The massive crowd roared with joy through every song, cheer, and dance as they showed support for the football team. Students, alumni and fans joined together to sing the famous Alma Mater, dance the Cru Spirit dance, and stand as proud Crusaders.  Music by the Blackshirt Cru Spirit Band set the lively atmosphere, with dancing performed by the UMHB Sader Belles, and cheering led by the Cru Cheer Team. The celebration ended with fireworks above the UMHB letters, which were set flaming with fire. See the YouTube video below for a short recap of the Pep Rally experience. The announcement of the 2021 Homecoming King and Queen made students and fans roar with excitement. This year’s homecoming court included, Hannah Sizemore, Jade Ming, Taylor Humphrey, Elizabeth Franklin, Connor Tubbs, Kellen Newton, Evrhett White, and Garret Snyder. The winners of the UMHB’s Homecoming King and Queen were Kyle Parson and Ashia Copeland.  Cheerleaders and Sader Belles lead the UMHB Pep Rally during Homecoming Weekend at Luther Memorial on Friday, Sept. 24. Photos by Adam Toruno “Homecoming this year has been one to remember,” Homecoming Queen, Ashia Copeland said, “from the game that had us on edge to all the campus events leading up to the weekend. We have so much spirit, I’m honored to be a part of UMHB.  “Personally, this whole experience has been unbelievable and taught me to believe in myself,” Copeland said. “I’ve also had the chance to create some new friendships with the wonderful homecoming court that were so great to work with,” Copeland said. Cheerleaders at the UMHB Pep Rally during Homecoming Weekend at Luther Memorial on Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. Photos by Adam Toruno Being Homecoming Queen has meant a great deal to the senior graphic design major, who said she views the title as an honor.  “To be Homecoming queen is to be a role model for the university,” Copeland said.  “I love my school so to be able to represent us is an honor. Never would I have imagined I could be chosen. It is an experience I will remember for the rest of my life.”  The UMHB Pep Rally during Homecoming Weekend at Luther Memorial on Friday, Sept. 24. Photos by Adam Toruno Homecoming traditionally brings alumni...

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Cru Films and the Upcoming Year
Oct08

Cru Films and the Upcoming Year

By Shelby Davison Bells Staff Writer CRU Films members practice sound recording techniques at a meeting Thursday, Sept. 23 at Davidson Hall. Photo by Shelby Davison The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor Cru Films Organization has exciting plans for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year. Members of this organization share a deep passion for film production and its impact on the community.  “I think Cru Films gives group members a chance to go and make friends and make films that are not student projects,” film professor and supervisor Andru Anderson said.  “It actually gives students a lot of experience that they otherwise would not get.”  Anderson says he is excited about the higher number of people in the group this year. “We have more people that show up now than we have in the past couple of years,” Anderson said.  A sign advertises the CRU Films meeting Thursday, Sept. 23 at Davidson Hall. Photo by Shelby Davison “My favorite part about Cru Films is being surrounded by those who are as passionate about film as I am,” CRU Films President Lauren Swafford said. “Cru Films is truly such a safe space,” she said.  Swafford says she is excited to be back on set this year after the pandemic and to help lead the other members when creating short films.  “Being elected President this year gives me the opportunity to show my love and encourage others to not be timid about wanting to participate in film, but to embrace it and encourage them to pursue their talents,” she said.  Some plans for the group this year include creating short films, as well as video promoting activities at UMHB, and teaching club members how to not only be well rounded in the film industry, but how to get their foot in the door. A mannequin with a Russian hat wears film-recording quality headphones at a CRU Films meeting Thursday, Sept. 23 at Davidson Hall. Members enjoyed the surrounding pizza at the meeting.Photo by Shelby Davison “I think Cru Films impacts others on campus because it is a fun way to learn about movie making and to see a production featuring people you know,” treasurer Gretchen Oliver said. “It helps to generate interest in learning about and working in film.”  Gretchen, who is the writer for the next film, titled “Overnight,” says she is excited about seeing the film get produced and shown by the end of this fall semester.  “I love being on set and it’s such a great and practical way to learn, and a lot of fun with your friends,” she said.  Cru Films welcomes all to join them even if...

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Astronaut Charlie Duke to speak at UMHB Wednesday
Sep23

Astronaut Charlie Duke to speak at UMHB Wednesday

Astronaut and Brigadier General Charlie Duke will be coming to campus on Wednesday, Sept. 29. Duke will deliver a speech during the McLane Lecture at 11 a.m. at the Frank & Sue Mayborn Campus Center. The event is free and open to the...

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