Social Distant Homecoming

By Makayla Goos

UNT has officially cancelled the traditional bonfire. According to Andrea Jackson the UNT Coordinator for campus-wide events “One of the staples we have of homecoming is community service and we are still going to be doing that this year”.

One of these acts of community service will be a donation drive to Zoe’s Place, an organization that helps foster children who have aged out of the system.

But this cancellation is felt even harder by the Talons, the university spirit leaders who build the bonfire every year. Marcus Origenes, a bonfire co-head said, “It definitely sucked just knowing for so long that it wasn’t going to happen...but we understand...having a thousand people come out there to watch, it is probably best we don’t have it this year.”

However, the UNT homecoming celebration is not completely up in smoke. Students will be able to participate in treasure hunt, spooky story telling, bonfire arts and crafts, and more.

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