Pull Spirit

Hey Everyone! 

I had a crazy fun weekend packed with a lot of fun. On Friday night a group of girls from my dorm went to Wal-Mart to buy supplies to decorate t-shirts for the Pull. We decorated them on Friday night so they would be dry by the next day. We all got ready together and painted each other’s faces for the Pull. I didn’t really know what to expect from the Pull, but it was so intense. It is kind of like tug a war because they have to pull on a rope, but they have a systematic way of doing it. The competition is between even and odd year students. The lower classman are coached by the upper classman. Each guy puller has a girl moraler who cheers them on and tells them the calls being directed from the upper classman coach. It is so much fun to watch because the fans are going crazy, and the team puts so much effort in pulling the rope. The pullers are completely muddy by the end of it and are very exhausted after three hours of intense physical endurance. I honestly do not know how they do it. I had always heard about this crazy tradition that is the oldest at Hope College, but I had no idea how cool it was. 

Needless to say, the Pull was a lot of fun to watch and I can not wait to see it again next year!


Even Year Spirit!

The puller and their moralers 

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Published by Colleen Quick

My name is Colleen and I'm from Springfield, IL and am a Senior this year! I am studying International Business and Spanish. I have been involved with a variety of groups and activities on campus such as: Business Club, Student Alumni Leadership Council, Volunteer Services Committee, Student Congress, Mortar Board, Intramurals, HEI, Dance Marathon, and other activities. I love Hope College and the people here! So blessed to be living in Holland and attending Hope :]

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