School Spirit

Emma Starns, Reporter

School spirit. For you, it might mean mascots, and football games, and painting your face so maroon it is stained for the next week. Or, it might mean looking forward to getting out of class early for pep assemblies and laughing at the hilarious things that your classmates do. But, for whatever it’s worth, you should take pride in being a bulldog. That is what Student Council sponsor Rodger Bridgeman believes.

“It’s when you see students, supporting their school; being a bulldog. That’s something that you carry every day; see them doing that and it makes you feel proud,” Bridgeman said.

This theme is echoed by members of student council, who aim to make school spirit a top priority.

“I love school spirit and I think it’s just a great way to just be silly and have fun. I mean, I don’t see any negatives about it, and all you have to do is just have school spirit, and your life is usually a lot peppier and happier,” Student council president Jessica Qiu said.

However, there are some who don’t believe in school spirit. They seem to think that it is unnecessary and not worth their time. Of course, everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion, but our leaders here will not fail to try and persuade students as much as they can.

“My attitude towards it is like, you do you, and if that’s like, your opinion, then that’s fine, but I would obviously try and change that,” Qiu said. “People can choose however they want to feel about school spirit, but I would highly encourage other people to get more involved.”

I mean, who doesn’t want to take pride in where they are from? This is the only chance for the high school experience, so why not make the best of it?

“I think if you encourage them to show that spirit and get connected and involved, it only enhances them and makes things better for them. It makes them want to be here; to be a part and things like that.” Bridgeman said.

Another way students can enjoy being a bulldog is participating in PRIDE NIGHT. Donuts, T-Shirts, free stuff? 

“I think on Pride Night, and the support that you get here with the fans, with the students, jumping into participating with, you know, Bulldog Pride Night, and just everybody wearing Bulldog attire, it’s just huge. This community is very, very backing of school and school spirit,” Bridgeman said.

The various types of people, and how students’ viewpoints can also enhance the high school experience.

“I love pep assemblies. I think that’s one of those things that draws, and brings everyone together; students in particular, that learning and education can be fun, and you can have a good time with everybody. All those personalities and people coming together, to make that a fun time.” Bridgeman said.