Irvington Pride Hits a New High
Irvington pride was in full display this October, as the Bulldogs celebrated homecoming. This year’s festivities were supported by the new school spirit club, the Student Section club,
Member of the club Jared Kurland said the club was started to reinvigorate the school spirit at Irvington and feels that since the club was founded, school spirit has skyrocketed.
“I really want to improve and bring back school spirit and after last week I definitely think that this club has made an impact,”said Kurland.
The club set fan themes for each of the homecoming games. The theme for the varsity girls soccer homecoming match was a White Out, and the themes for the girls volleyball, field hockey, boys soccer, and football matches were Camouflage, Black Out, and Green and White, respectively.
Junior Julie Herceg thinks the themes gave the games a more united and fun feel. “I thought having themes made spectating matches a lot more entertaining.”
Junior Sophie Lasenna agreed. “The themes for the games definitely unifies us as a school.”
“The themes were really fun and definitely added to the excitement in the bleachers and made the games a lot more entertaining,” said senior Andrew Decrem.
And the Bulldog athletes noticed the difference as well.
“I thought the crowd was great. It was the biggest crowded i’ve ever played in front of and it was really exciting,” senior Nick Lambiase said.
The apex of student spirit was duly noted during Saturday’s Football game, in which the stands were so packed that the bleachers broke.
“I thought the themes for the games increased spirit and brought us together. We actually looked like we cared for the first time in awhile,” said student body president Cam Soravilla.
Additional reporting by Ben Yeh