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Campus Chronicles 9: Rain or Shine

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Homecoming got canceled but it's still liiiiiiiiiiiiiit.

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"My hands, they're strong but my knees were far too weak to stand in your arms without falling to your feet. But there's a side to you that I never knew, never knew. All the things you'd say they were never true, never true, and the games you play you would always win, always win. But I set fiiiiiiiiiire to the raaaaaaaaaaaain. Watched it pour as I touched your face. Well, it burned while I cried cause I heard it screaming out your name, your name!"

Helloooooooooooooooo Baylor Nation! So glad to be back for another week of Campus Chronicles, and on Homecoming weekend no less! We're so sorry we missed you guys last week but life got in the way and we just couldn't get it done. We were planning to have BearNTex guest chronicle for us this week as he came back for Homecoming but since stuff got canceled and once again life got in the way it'll be just me and Matt holding it down this week again but anyway let's just get into it.

Jam of the Week

Matt McBeezy's Week

This week was cool. With Homecoming on Saturday, a lot of the Baylor students were eager to order the student tickets. I didn’t receive one, but I got one because some girl doesn’t want to go to the game.

I certainly understand why.

The Rosenbalm Fountain opens up tonight right outside of Fountain Mall. All I can say is, if you haven’t seen it in person, it’s pretty spectacular. Although it was raining for the majority of today, the opening ceremony should be a pretty cool event. So, even though the Homecoming festivities have been "postponed," Extravaganza, which is the annual event in which alumni, students, and the community of Waco get together and it’s always a good time. The new Eternal Flame statue will be making its debut and I’ve heard rumors that the NoZe Brotherhood will be passing out papers and selling t-shirts at Extravaganza, rather than during the Homecoming Parade. Lastly, Pigskin Revue happened this week. Phi Chi, KOT, and Pi Phi were the three acts that placed, with Phi Chi taking home 1st. All of the acts were well-received by the audience. A man sitting in front of me, who had no ties to Baylor, turned around after the second performance of the night, and asked, "Are they all this good?"

"Yep."

Anyway, that was my week. Thanks and Sic ‘Em! (Legion of Squad, my intramural flag football team, dropped our game this week. We are 2-1.)

Lord.Hinton's Week

This week was really busy for me. Sunday and Monday I had a lot of studying to do cause I basically had to teach myself 3 chapters of Finance for my test on Tuesday. It went okay, I got about 10 points higher than the class average on the test so I'm satisfied. Wednesday I had to write an entire essay that I had procrastinated on because it was due in class on Thursday, I'm sure we've all been there. And then on Thursday I got to rest, get some time off work, had a class canceled and got to watch Scandal and How to Get Away with Murder, 2 of the best shows on television. Today (Friday) I volunteered for Student Foundation with the Fountain Dedication event. It was a brief event with a student guest speaker and President Starr spoke for a bit as well.

Hot Takes

There are a lot of babies running around campus complaining about the rain and the activities being canceled. I get that it's a great tradition, one of the best in the nation, and I'm bummed that we won't have the bonfire and parade as well. I was really looking forward to being in it. But come on man. Baylor's gotta do what they gotta do. Homecoming isn't about a parade and a bonfire. Those are just rituals. The true spirit of Homecoming doesn't exist in those rituals alone. It's about the alumni actually coming back and reconnecting to the university and to each other. If you think it's not actually Homecoming just because the parade isn't happening then how valuable is the tradition of Homecoming anyway?

We're going to do unholy things to Iowa State even in a torrential downpour. It'll be ugly. They ain't good. We good. We could be playing them in a blizzard on the moon tomorrow and they'd have no chance of stopping our offense. None. We will light them on fire like Adele does the rain.

If you're a student and you're not going to the game tomorrow because it's raining, when we win the championship this year I don't want to hear from you about how much you love this team. If our boys can go out there and play, you can go out there and watch.

The fountain and the 5th street renovations are beautiful. Our campus is truly the most beautiful in the state of Texas (Ken Starr said that at the dedication today).

There you have it folks. Another week on Baylor's beautiful campus in the books! Hope you enjoyed it. As always leave any questions in the comments so we can answer em next week!

May the afar flung green and gold guide and protect us as we onward go down this Good Ole Baylor Line. See ya next week guys!