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Shake Down the Thunder

| Saturday, September 10, 2011

It is time.

The fight song rehearsed, the body paint smeared, the cheers practiced – it is football time.

It is Dillon Hall Pep Rally time.

Every year, the student body gathers on South Quad in anticipation of the first home football game of the season, and the men of Dillon Hall host the first student pep rally of the year.

“Our pep rally is almost entirely student designed, including the script made solely by our freshmen [Dillon residents],” Dillon Hall President Andy Boes said. “All acts and logistics behind the scenes are handled by students with some help from the Athletic Department.”

The longstanding tradition is a student favorite during football season, and The Observer joined the crowd to catch the spirit of the rally as the hours ticked by on the countdown to Saturday’s kickoff.

Follow ND Minute through the crowd to see 29 different residence halls come together into one student body to cheer, “We are ND.”