Orange Attack proved to be huge success

“Orange Attack was a great success,” said Brandon Cooper, a student coordinator in the office of student activities regarding the new tradition-oriented event. Orange Attack was held last Monday in hopes of boosting school spirit and starting a new tradition on campus.

At 11:30 a.m. on Oct. 13, student organizations, all student athletic groups, cheerleaders, Orange Pride, Sammy and Samantha, Dr. Thelma Douglas (vice president of student services), Frank Holmes (vice president for university advancement), Jack Parker (vice president for finance and operations), Dr. David Payne (vice president for academic affairs), Dr. Gaertner (president of SHSU), the SHSU band and other students convened at the fountain to proceed to the Coliseum where a large pep rally was held.

Canons fired off as students gathered at the coliseum. When everyone was seated, students received a series of introductions. Dr. Thelma Douglas spoke as well as Dr. Gaertner and SHSU athletic director Bobby Williams.

“He gave a very riveting and uplifting speech,” Cooper said. Coach Ron Randleman spoke and introduced two SHSU football players. The football players introduced Orange Pride and the cheerleaders. The Orange Pride dance team performed many dances and the cheerleaders led the students in cheers.

“Everyone was just really fired up, school spirited and optimistic,” Cooper said.

“Hopefully it turned a new page.”

A discreet panel of judges voted on the most spirited organizations. Ag Council won first prize of $250. $150 for second place went to Baptist Student Ministries.

“It was an awesome turnout,” Cooper said. “We look forward to future Orange Attacks”

Cooper said another Orange Attack for a basketball game against SFA is already being planned.

“We really encourage students to come out and we really appreciate all of the support from the people involved and we had a really great response,” Cooper said.

“It was a great day for Sam Houston State University.”

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