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An old-fashioned pep rally

D.O. Childers, Jr. | Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I would really like to see an old-fashioned pep rally this Friday. As an alumnus, I have been attending pep rallies for several years at the Joyce Center. They seem so scripted. How about, for Duke, a return to tradition: The band marches the entire campus, students follow along, pep rally at Stepan, only students allowed in. (If the alumni and parents need to see it, televise it to the JACC or onto the side of Grace Hall.)

There is something about the heat in Stepan, the crush of the crowd, the band storming in from the side, the drums so loud you can’t hear anything, including your own cheering, the team up close and personal on the stage.

Make this Friday about the student body and the team by holding an old-fashioned, motivating pep rally.

D.O. Childers, Jr.


Class of 1979

Nov. 13