Spring Fling breaks tradition

March 26, 2010 — by Amanda Yi

This year, students experienced a Spring Fling unlike ones in the past.

During previous years, powderpuff games as well as different themed spirit days were Spring Fling customs. A rally and dance, traditionally the Sadies Hawkins, would culminate the week. This year, there were no spirit days, and events were spread out through the month of March, not giving students the feeling of a Spring Fling week at all.

“The dance was like three weeks before spring fling, so I don’t think most people associated the dance with spring fling at all,” said senior Annie Lee. “But I think both the dance and spring fling week turned out really well.”

Although powderpuff games were postponed a week due to bad weather, the event still held somewhat true to tradition with a senior against sophomore game, a junior against freshman game, and a winner’s game under the lights.

The senior and junior teams played Thursday night on March 18. Although the juniors gained more yards, the game was said by assistant principal Joe Bosco to be a 0-0 tie.

“I don’t think seniors should always win. It’s just one competition and it doesn’t define their senior year,” said junior Mary Edman. “I don’t think it should have ended up as a tie.”

On March 16, the seniors beat the sophomores and advanced to the championship game, although their score was also 0-0. The game was counted as a win for the seniors due to more yards gained by the upperclassmen. On March 17, the freshmen lost to the juniors by three touchdowns.

The seniors could attribute their disappointment in their championship game to their level of confidence.

“I was surprised to see how well organized the junior’s team was,” said Lee. “I definitely walked onto the field feeling pretty confident right before the game since our practices went so well, but I guess it just wasn’t our night.”