Panther Portrait: UNI Homecoming pep rally

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CLINTON OLSASKY, Executive Editor | [email protected]

This past Friday, Oct. 6, students gathered at the West Gym at 7:30 p.m. to take part in UNI’s annual Homecoming Pep Rally.

The event, which was emceed by comedian Pete Lee, featured a performance by the UNI Dance Team.

Members of UNI’s Homecoming court, as well as UNI President Mark Nook, were also in attendance at the event.

In addition, a pep band comprised of members from Panther Marching Band performed a number of popular songs, culminating in UNI’s fight song.

An impromptu dance-off also took place, as students in attendance had the oppportunity to compete against each other by dancing to “Turn Down for What” by Lil Jon.

The Pep Rally served as the venue for the finals of this year’s Pride Cry competition. The student organizations who competed on Friday were The Movement, UNI Camp Adventure and Student Admissions Ambassadors (SAA) & Connecting Alumni to Students (CATS).

In the end, UNI Camp Adventure took home the Pride Cry crown.