Spirit Week is a time that unites the Brien McMahon community as a family and brings us together as a whole. Lately, students have been talking about school spirit dying. If this is true, the school has to do something different to revive students’ pride and participation.
Spirit Week 2019 was eerily the same as last year’s. Monday, October 1st, was Jersey Day. Tuesday was Superhero Day and Wednesday was Twin Day combined with #ThrowbackThursday. Last but not least, Brien McMahon ended off their spirit week with Red, White, and Blue Day showing their pride for this year’s football Homecoming game. Doing the same thing every year is not exciting and soon enough, the spirit week tradition at McMahon will reach an endpoint.
Brien McMahon junior, Rockelle Robinson, was interviewed and asked a few questions about school spirit. When asked about how spirit could be restored, Robinson (‘21) says she thinks the school should come up with “trendy” activities for the students, “This year’s spirit week was very basic and has been done before. As a student, I would like to see or do something new and fun.”
Robinson (‘21) was also asked what she thought the purpose of school spirit was. She says, “School spirit can make school a more enjoyable environment for students. Red white and blue day is my favorite day out of spirit week, as it allows for a chance for everyone to connect someway.”
Robinson (‘21) isn’t the only student who strongly feels that making this place more upbeat. Overall, there seems to be a sense of hesitation for Brien McMahon students to truly let go and allow their spirit to flow; not many students actually participate in spirit week.
Spirit Week is a fun time for Brien McMahon students. Halls are with bright colors and wacky outfits. But is it really an enjoyable week if not even half the school is showing their spirit? Instead of having only a couple of kids in a room coming up with ideas, McMahon should allow all of the students to be innovative and creative together. Let’s uplift our voices and make sure we are heard as one for next year’s Spirit Week!