Raiders Displayed Their Pride during Spirit Week!

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Raiders Displayed Their Pride during Spirit Week!

Seniors gather in the atrium during Color Day.

Seniors gather in the atrium during Color Day.

Seniors gather in the atrium during Color Day.

Seniors gather in the atrium during Color Day.

Katherine Cohen

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Spirit week; a festive week with multiple pep rallies, a medley of outfits, and spirited decorations.  From Nov. 3 to Nov 7, the campus was teeming with colorful celebration.

Each day of the week was assigned a theme, including “class color,” “national heritage,” “celebrity”, “pajama”, and a “Raider white and blue” day on Friday.  Students began planning their outfits long before the week came around.
“I’m definitely going to wear my soccer jersey for national heritage day,” said sophomore Paola Rodriguez.
All of the activities during the week led up to the Homecoming game and party.

Spirit week was not only the week to show off different colors, styles, and outfits, it was also a week of Raider pride with two pep rallies and decorations around the campus. Seniors were especially spirited throughout the week, wearing their color, red, with pride.

“I love how the seniors dress up as much as possible.  It’s our last spirit week, and we always try to make it memorable,” said senior Gabriella Garvin.
The teachers partook in the festivities as well, whether or not they joined in with the costumes.  Oftentimes, seeing students out of uniform provided an entertaining insight into their personalities.

“The outfits helped us laugh at each other.  We all know we are part of something bigger, and the sense of community during spirit week is almost palpable,” said yoga teacher Alexis Zeman.
One of the most popular days was pajama day.  Wearing their onesies, slippers, and fuzzy tops was an effortless task for students.

“It was great to be able to roll out of bed for school and not have to get dressed. Pajama day was so comfortable, it was like Gulliver had a huge slumber party,” said freshman Helena Laub.

The pep rallies were also sources of amusement to both the student body and the faculty.  Comprising of a teacher skit and a skit for every grade, the students roared with laughter from start to finish.  The neon-themed pep rally was particularly fun, combining fantastic bright visuals alongside dancing, skits and games.

“Pep rallies at Gulliver are a great break from class.  Everyone gets to relax and enjoy a show for a little while.  Students feel pretty great walking out of school after a pep rally,” said sophomore Catie Schwartzman.

In addition to outfits and rallies, spirit week ended with the Homecoming game against Keys Gate Charter School.  During the game, the homecoming king and queen were announced.  Afterwards, fans headed out to the homecoming party, which featured food, drinks, games, obstacle courses, prizes, and a giant water slide.