for all those connections people you havent seen in a long time It reawakens

For all those connections people you havent seen in a

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for all those connections — people you haven’t seen in a long time, It reawakens your strong feelings for the university, it informs alum so they know what’s going on on campus, [and] they can get involved in different ways. It is fun, but it also has the purpose of strengthening those ties and getting people reconnected.” (2014, Burke) As Burke stated in the following statement the tradition of homecoming is a way for alum to revisit their college's day and reconnect with individuals they once went to the university with. It is also a great way to branch out socially for personal and business relationships and connections as now many alumni have careers. The entire community gets together to “BEAR DOWN”. A phrase that came about from the student John Salmon who died in an automobile accident after the first football game. His final words to
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Rosacker 3 his coach Pop McKale were “Tell them, To Bear Down”. A year later the student body adopted the slogan and have used it for all of Wildcats. As well as that, The University of Arizona homecoming has many traditions that take place throughout the week some are original while others are newly added. It begins with, the mountain at Sentinel Peak. After, Arizona defeated Pomona college, 7-6, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 26, 1914 at their first Homecoming game in front of a crowd of 1,500 people. The crowd has drastically grown over time and now reaches anywhere from 40,000 or more. “Reviewing the UA Homecoming annals is much like leafing through a family album, where the big group portrait and the intimate snapshot seem to tell the story best. Homecoming captures them both” (Ramos) we can gather from homecoming how the times have drastically changed through just by simple looking at pictures and how the styles have changed, or by looking at the way technology has changed and now there is a smartphone to snapshot photos on. Moving forward, The lighting of the “A” mountain started, a student from the Civil Engineering program created a giant “A” block for his class project and persuaded his teacher to let him put it on the side of the mountain. “Construction began on Nov. 13, 1915. It was completed on March 4, 1916. The land was cleared and rocks were hauled up the mountain by six-horse teams. Students worked week after week and the “A” was finally white-washed nearly four months after construction began. The total cost of the project? $397”(Arizona Daily Star, 2018).
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