By Emily Johnson, Content Editor
What’s your impression of homecoming this year? How do you think the absence of a football team (as compared to a traditional homecoming) impacts UNO homecoming? What do you think about UNO using a hockey game instead, and what would you like to see for UNO’s future homecomings?
Lisa Woods, Sophomore
I haven’t ever really gotten involved in it, so I don’t know. I would like it better if it was football still. I like hockey, and I think we have a good hockey team, but it’s hard to have a homecoming without football.
Paisleigh Linton, Freshman
I’m a freshman, so I haven’t [been to any homecoming events]. When I think of homecoming, I think of football, and we don’t have football, so I don’t know what to think of. I don’t really like hockey. I like football.
Jessica Caniglia, Senior
I’m not quite sure. I’ve never been to one before. I think football and homecoming kind of go hand-in-hand so them trying to use hockey is kind of a bummer. I think it’s a bad decision [to not have a football team]. I just think they should have found a league or organization that took football as a class division, not just finding one to support hockey.
Aaron, Erickson, Freshman
I have not [been to any Homecoming events], but I’m looking forward to it. It’s my first time; I’m excited for it a little bit. I’m disappointed in it because I would’ve walked on to the football team this year, but without that now I’m trying to get into basketball. Now I don’t know what I want to do. I’m just trying to get into some kind of sport right now. I’ve not really been into hockey, I’ve only been to two hockey games in my life and what I’ve been to have been fun games, so I really don’t have anything to say or add. They seem fun, though, and I’m looking forward to the hockey game, too.
Joseph Battern, Junior
I have not been to any events. I think it’s a little bit silly to have homecoming, because we don’t even have a football team anymore. It’s not the same, you know? You can’t have a homecoming game without a football team. Re-imagine homecoming – it’s a good event to have, but we should probably start calling it something else. I’m not a big fan of hockey, so I’d prefer outdoor sport – maybe even having the college put together a little impromptu football game for the students to get involved in.