Here's what homecoming means to community

Last updated: 09/18/13 9:34pm


What does homecoming mean to you?

With the homecoming came this Saturday between Mid-American Conference foes the Ball State Cardinals and the Eastern Michigan University Eagles, some of the athletes, staff and “Superfan” offer up their thoughts on what this special event means to them.

Kevin Devine, EMU Director of Student Media:

“What homecoming means to me is the time where alumni can re-connect with their alma-mater and share their memories from their glory days with their old friends.”

Brian Peterson, Echo Advertising Manager:

“Homecoming is football, tailgating, friends and tradition. Without tradition, football and tailgating, there would be no homecoming.”

Carl Ebach, EMU “Superfan”:

“It is getting together with the new students on campus and connecting with them. Hope they come to sporting events and root for their respective teams.”

Stephanie Clarke, EMU women’s soccer Forward/Midfielder:

“My freshman year, we had a huge pep rally at the Lake House. It was just great to see, not only the athletes, but all the community and school coming together, making it all about Eastern. It’s good to see all the school spirit.”

Megan Pedro, EMU women’s soccer Midfielder:

“Every year around this time, the school spirit, the community, everyone really comes together. It’s good to see the Eastern and Ypsilanti pride. Everyone has something to share and it’s just something you’re proud to be a part of.”

Angela Vultaggio, EMU women’s soccer Forward:

“I always just have a blast hanging out with friends at the pep rally and football game.”

Published Sep 18, 2013 in Sports

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