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Does TC Need Pep Rallies?

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T.C. students celebrate in the gym at the end of the pep rally on Friday, November 2.

TC Students Weigh in on School Pep Rallies

Bridgette Adu-Wadier, Regina Allen and Maria Areyan

At the height of spirit week, the annual pep rallies are events that many T.C. students look forward to. The loud, passionate expression of school spirit attract a large portion of students. However, as the number of rallies during the school day dwindle, there are still a few requests that have yet to be met.

Most of the students go to pep rallies to get “hyped up” for the homecoming game and dance, according to a survey conducted by Theogony. These events are especially popular because they can hang out with friends and get to see the various sports teams during school. The rallies motivate players to do their best at the Homecoming game. The excitement seems too good to miss.

Out of the thirty-two students surveyed, 84.4% percent of them believe that pep rallies are necessary. “I do believe that pep rallies are necessary to hype us students up,” said sophomore Mike Abbott. “It is a very fun event.”

Perhaps there could be a way to have more interesting pep rallies that would draw more people, even those who think the environment is too loud. Suggestions include more games with audience involvement, glow-in-dark effects, a greater variety of music and competitions.

Pep rallies continue to be a recurring aspect of the American high school experience. The discussion has been directed towards having pep rallies after school so those who are interested can attend. Though it does leave the learning day uninterrupted, students prefer to take a break from class and enjoy the burst of school spirit.

In addition, after-school commitments make it difficult for many students who interested to attend.

“I know a lot of people are busy after school,” said T.C. senior Yared Vazquez.

Spirit week is a second popular activity among many Titans. The daily dress-up challenges could still be improved to be a bit more fun, however. A small percentage of students actually participate fully in all five days and about fifteen percent of students who responded to the survey don’t participate in any of the days. Some students wish that themes of the days were decided by the student body and there was an overwhelming amount who wanted a meme day.

To take the survey and voice more opinions about pep rallies, go to https://goo.gl/forms/prOg15UPic5oc8b03.


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