Edison had their annually anticipated Spirit Week from November 13-16. The week consisted of Pajama day, Twin day, Character day, and Friday being the homecoming game, with students and teachers encouraged to wear Edison paraphernalia, or the schools colors, blue and gold. However, this year it wasn’t as anticipated as previous years, and not as many people were aware which may have resulted in the low turnout of participants.
This year there was a new day chosen for spirit week, which replaced multicultural day, in which many students participate in to represent their culture, and country. Although a few students did dress up for Character day it wasn’t as big of a turnout as Multicultural day. A few other students such as Rebbeca Jerome and Sumaia Husain were disappointed in the day being left out they said that Multicultural day helps to bring everyone together through their cultures.
“That is also a very important day, because I like representing my Haitian culture,” Jerome said.
Homecoming also came fairly early this year, where as in the past it has been in December. Tickets also cost more, with this year it being $10 when previously it was $5, although there was a sale of $3 off, students still complained about the price change.
Edison also wanted to do something different this year and include the Girls Varsity Basketball along with Boys Varsity Basketball with the girls having their game start at 4:30 and the boys starting at 6:30. However through all these changes there was still a huge amount of students who brought tickets for Homecoming.
Through all the changes this year the game was cancelled Friday morning due to the weather. Several students were disappointed since there are no ticket refunds and the game was anticipated all week, with the Cheer and Dance team performing during half time, and the announcement of Homecoming King and Queen. The event is now scheduled to take place on Friday December 7th. With this year not being the best Spirit week, let’s hope next year‘s spirit week brings back the traditional Multicultural day that many students love.