By Melanie J. Knox, Page Editor
The theme for homecoming this year is “Paint the town purple – Texas style,” differing only slightly from last year’s theme of “paint the town purple.”
“I think it’s great that ACU takes pride in their home state,” said Kent Brantly, senior biblical text major from Indianapolis, Indiana.
Some students from other states find humor in the pride Texans have.
“When I think ‘Texas Style,’ it makes me laugh,” said Beth Wright, senior social work major from Cullman, Ala. “It’s such a Texas thing to do. No other state would have a state style homecoming. It’s not bad, just different.”
Others are excited about the prospect of a Texas theme.
“Oh yes. I plan to participate,” said Brad Benham, sophomore education major from Abilene. “Texas is an amazing state, full of history and pride. Texas is not necessarily superior to all other states, but we are unique, and it is a special place to live together.”
Many students will participate because of clubs and other organizations they are involved in on campus.
“It makes me want to strap on my spurs and eat barbeque chips,” said Laura Rich, senior education major from Kerrville.
Some students expressed frustration at the theme.
“How many times can you paint the town purple before you have to paint a different town?” said Erin Baldwin, junior political science major from Anchorage, Alaska.
“I’m not going to participate … not even as a casual bystander,” said Karin Meyer, junior elementary education major from Plano.
Homecoming will be the weekend of Oct. 17-20.