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Homecoming 2015 event to benefit charity

Courtney Ferguson, Reporter

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The Nearly Naked Run 

As the temperature began to drop Monday night so did the clothes as NKU’s fifth annual Nearly Naked Mile Run (NNMR) took place on the Griffin Lawn to raise money for The Northern Kentucky Brighton Center.  

The run started in 2010 to increase homecoming event attendance and get people out of their comfort zone.

“I mean who doesn’t want to see someone run around nearly naked in the dead of winter,”  Helena Sizemore, senior anthropology major, said.

This year over 100 people showed up to the event with 58 “nearly naked” runners. The event raised $540 along with four articles of clothing to be donated according to Natalia Weekly, homecoming committee chairperson.

The participants were divided into black and gold divisions based on the size of the organization. The runners ran in groups of five starting with female black division. The runner’s times will be averaged to determine the winning group.

Many stayed true to being nearly naked running in only underwear, while others dressed in full costumes.

Will Kruspe, sophomore marketing major, was dressed in a full dog costume that his sister let him borrow for the event. Other costumes included a gorilla, Morphsuits, a Teletubbie, and a banana.

“I like getting to see everyone in their crazy costumes and show your school spirit,” Jules Rhodes, sophomore communication major, said.

Yell Like Hell

The annual Yell Like Hell event took place Monday night in the Student Union Ballroom following the NNMR. Participating organizations performed a chant that could be no longer than two minutes.

The chants were judged by five alumni: Jeffery Jordan, Randy Ormes, Sam Morris, Emily Maschmeyer and Ali Hedges.

“I am expecting a lot of loud noise and a lot of pumped up students ready to amp up Norse,” Jeffery Jordan, Alumni Board of Directors and event judge, said,

Each group had to have their chant memorized and had to incorporate this year’s homecoming theme, Norse Jam.

“I really liked it, it was super energized and most of us knew the words,” Sydney Groshong said.

Some groups chanted to the tune of well known songs like “All About that Bass” by Meghan Trainor, “Wannabe” by The Spice Girls and “Uptown Funk” by Bruno Mars.

“This was really awesome I like coming to these events and having everyone in Greek life participate and have fun,” Rachel Ramesy, sophmore social work major, said.

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