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What better way to demonstrate your fandom than plastering it all over your beautiful face? Use face-paint sticks—conveniently available in our school colours at Dollarama—for best results.

Just like in other team sports, whether you play well or not, your teammates are there to pick up the slack if you had a bad round. We win together and lose together.

Global climate change is threatening this activity, and to play hockey or go for a skate on a frozen lake or pond may soon be a thing of the past.

Don’t be fooled by the fluffy name of the tournament, either—the She-Gees are a force to be reckoned with. Last year, they competed with 27 teams from across Ontario and won the annual Powderpuff tournament hosted by Wilfrid Laurier University.

The U of O Jockey Club is only one example of a spirit group that is seemingly shrinking, though. Many schools—including some National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) teams that can draw tens of thousands of fans to games—have seen a decline in student participation over recent years.

“This is where I went to school, I understand what winning means here —for the kids, for the players, for the community, and for the alumni.”

Sports teams do not have the monopoly on initiation events: sororities and fraternities have rush week and even universities participate to a certain extent—101 week, although well regulated, could be considered a ritualistic way of bonding between newcomers and older students.

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