Southwest Homecoming 2022


Berit Campbell and Berit Schaefer

It’s almost that time of year, homecoming week! Here is a recap of everything homecoming for the week of October 10th-15th. 

The week starts off with spirit week, from October 10th-14th, where each day holds a different theme. The themes are similar to years prior, with repeating themes being comfy day, class color day, and laker day. Some creative themes include “surfers vs bikers” day and “on Wednesdays we wear pink” day, referencing the movie Mean Girls

Class of 2024, Coco Hoch, shared her opinions on the themes for the week of homecoming: “They should’ve done country vs country club, maybe soccer mom vs bbq dad. I don’t know how I feel about surfers, or like we wear pink day, we had that last year, why do we need it again?” 

We end off the school week with an exciting day, the pep fest! With shortened class periods and an early release, the pep fest is a fun way for students to showcase their team and club spirit. Many different sport teams and clubs come together on the Southwest field and parade around the track. Students not involved in these activities watch the parade from the stands. 

Later on Friday, the homecoming football game starts at 6:00pm. It will be a fun game against DeLaSalle Highschool. It is a laker out theme, so wear your purple or laker gear! 

Finally, to end off homecoming week is the dance!  This will be Southwest’s first homecoming dance with all grades in three years. The dance is October 15th, from 7-10pm in the Southwest commons. Tickets are $20 and all grades will have the opportunity to purchase tickets at lunch. We are interested to hear a variety of music at the dance and expect a DJ to be there. 

Many of the people we interviewed are excited to hear throwbacks. From student interviews we learned that people want to hear artists like J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, and ABBA. Tamara Ozols, class of 2023, wants to hear “Turn My Swag On” by Soulja Boy. 

The theme is western, senior exclusive! A senior, from the class of 2023, shared her thoughts about the homecoming dance western theme. “At first I wasn’t a big fan of it [the western theme] but I think … I like it better just because I think it’s easy.”  

Southwest students are looking forward to Homecoming 2022!