Homecoming 2019

Adam Kirby

Adam Kirby,
Senior, Engineering Technology & Management

Athens, OH 14 October 2019

As many of you already know, last weekend was homecoming weekend here at Ohio University. Unfortunately we couldn’t pull of the victory against NIU, however it was an amazing weekend for many other reasons.

Homecoming in Athens is a great time to meet up with friends that have graduated, family that have come to visit or just a great time to get to know some alumni and participate all the festivities.

This isn’t the only reason why homecoming is my favorite weekend, it also marks the start of fall and my favorite season. During this time, the leaves start to change, people are putting on hoodies and flannels, you can smell coffee from about any point on campus, and don’t forget about pumpkin pie. I for one am all for the cooler weather, the outdoor adventures and the atmosphere that fall can bring with it.

I was fortunate enough to share this weekend with my parents, my older brother, and my little sister (out of this group four of us have/will have our degrees from OU, Dad being the odd one out). Because my family has a bit of a history with OU my parents and siblings brought with them plenty of friends and entertainment. We had a pumpkin carving contest, cornhole tournament, and perhaps the most important was a tailgate cookoff. Here’s the pumpkin I carved:


Naturally this was the winning pumpkin regardless of what my family and friends might say. If you ever get the chance to visit or be a part of Ohio University homecoming, I would recommend grabbing some close friends, having a great time, and to find me if you want some delicious tailgate food and pumpkin pie.

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