Homecoming eve: SHU holds Kick Off Bonfire and Ghost Tour Tales

Seton Hill University’s (SHU) Homecoming 2014 kicked off with big bonfire on Sept. 18.

“It’s to get everyone excited for the game and everyone know when the game is, and get everyone in a happy or football mood,” said SHGA member Katelyn West, junior physician assistant major.

In the event, hot dogs, s’mores and apple cider were served for the participants.

“I’m really excited for homecoming. It’s really fun, there’s a bunch of activities that we do every year. It does really get everyone amped up, and it’s a great way to support our sports teams,” said West.

The Griffin Band, cheerleaders and other students got together around the bonfire, which was held near DeChantal Hall. During the event, members of SHGA introduced sports teams that have upcoming games.

Right after the kick-off bonfire, SHU Archivist Bill Black held the SHU Ghost Tour and Tales. The Ghost Tour and Tales took place Sept. 19 as well.

The participants were divided into four groups because of the popularity of the event, and the tour started at 7:30p.m.

“The purpose of the ghost tour is to get the students, or whoever goes on it, to connect to the history of the school and pass down the legends that makes the school so unique,” said Willa Black, a sophomore creative writing and Spanish major who led a tour group.

Through the tour, the participants walked to the chapel, graveyard, main complex buildings and tunnel in the basement while they listened to stories about people, or ghosts, who live there.

“My favorite would have been learning more about the St. Joseph Chapel’s ones because I’ve had a lot of personal experiences in there that I couldn’t explain,” said Courtney Seibert, junior theatre design and technology major.


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