HoCo No Nos: What Not to do at Homecoming

April Gonzales, Creatives Director

October is the time for spirit, football and of course, homecoming. The game will be on October 9th and the dance on the 10th. It’s a time for students to go out, have fun and cheer on the Dolphins. Whether you’re a freshman or you just need some advice on what not to do at Homecoming, whether it’s the dance or the game, you’ve come to the right place.

Dolphins, we know that you’re all super excited to be at the game, but make sure you don’t take it too far. Make sure that you’re not being a bad sport, no matter the outcome of the game. Focus on cheering on our Dolphins instead of bashing the other team.

When it comes to transportation, always be safe. Make sure you’re not speeding or drinking and driving, it’s not worth the consequences. For the students without a license, if you’re taking the CTA, make sure you’re not being to rowdy and that you’re being respectful to the other civilians.

Alcohol has been a problem in the past years of homecoming. So alcohol is definitely my number one thing not to do during homecoming. Alcohol instantly makes any situation dangerous, so be sure to stay safe and away from alcohol!

One thing that hasn’t been noticed much during Homecoming is the weather. The game is outside, and considering it’s in October, it will be cold. It is always freezing every year, so it would be a good idea to stay warm and layer up for the game. The dance will take place in the gym. It may be cold outside, but it is going to be boiling inside. If you want to stay warm, you could always bring a sweater or jacket and take it to the coat check. I would advise you not to wear a long sleeve dress because you’re going to be sweating and you will be uncomfortable the whole night.

The most important thing is that you have fun and be safe. Good luck to the football team and Happy Homecoming!