Club Week has its funny and unusual memories each year, but it seems like 2016 had more than usual. From vehicular injuries and unexpected rivalries to the return of a friend, Club Week 2K16 had its ups and downs that club and non-club people alike talked about throughout the week.
1. The Titans/Sub T rivalry: The clash of Titans and Sub T was one that no one saw coming. With the simple act of raising a sideways thumb Tuesday night, Titans declared a club-favorite war against the orange and navy. While Sub T was not present to defend themselves at all club on Tuesday, they returned fire Thursday when Titans was absent. The friction incited various tweets and polls, and it was definitely a main point of conversation during Club Week. But the competition was laid to rest when both clubs applauded one another Friday night at all club in gentlemanly fashion.
2. GAC vs. Rhodes: While many were doubtful that the Rhodes-Reaves could provide the same all club experience that the GAC has given year after year, the fieldhouse attested to accompany every club comfortably and still managed to create the same adrenaline-laced and pride-filled atmosphere that older members had come to expect from years past. Even though the roped off floor proved to be an obstacle, we were still graced with one night in the GAC to witness the all-time favorite Kojie Rumble.
3. SNE inductee hit by a car: A club president’s worst nightmare came to light when a young man joining Sigma Nu Epsilon was hit by a car Tuesday night during club activities. While many expected the worst, the SNEezer proved to be in good health after a trip to the hospital and could be seen walking on crutches the rest of the week. Take this as a word of warning, children, and look both ways before crossing the street.
4. Titans and the Vista: Speaking of Titans, they performed another cheer that was not their own. To the relief of many, Pikes’ Vista was resurrected Friday night at all club, led by a former Pikes member. Tears glistened in the eyes of many and hats were tipped in respect of our fallen maroon–and–green–clad brothers. RIP.
5. Aris Ortiz leading singing at all club Friday night: While most, if not all, students know the name Aris Ortiz, many had never seen him before. It came as a pleasant surprise, then, when singing began at Friday night’s devotional by the one whom they had prayed for weeks. It was one of the most emotional and heartwarming moments of Club Week, to say the least.
6. Mr. Billy’s banners: Club banners have been a custom for years. Many noticed that the Student Center was lacking them before word spread that Mr. Billy, the man who hangs them, had fallen and hit his head. After some stitches, he was taken home to rest and will make a full recovery. The Student Life office is delivering get-well-soon notes to Mr. Billy for students who wish to send him one.