There are many college nights that suddenly become long endless nights. Students enjoy staying up late talking, studying, eating, drinking coffee, etc. Tonight was a special long night because Dr. Jordan gave his famous Bonfire speech. Dr. Jordan’s Bonfire is known as a kick off to spirit week and Oktoberfest. This memorable tradition involves the history of Oktoberfest given around a huge bonfire, but mother nature decided to rain that evening. There was no bonfire this year, but Dr. Jordan’s speech was amazing, as always. Oktoberfest is a traditional celebration that has been around for many, many years. Dr. Jordan does a phenomenal job explaining how Oktoberfest used to be called ‘Circus’ before Longwood became Longwood University. A brief overview of history can be found on the link listed…http://lancer.longwood.edu/org/mortarboard/Oktoberfest%20History.html.
One of the best traditions involved with Oktoberfest is Color Wars. If students begin college at Longwood on an odd year, then they are green class. If students begin on an even year, then they are red class. The colors green and red make blue which represents everyone coming together at LU! Color Wars is a huge paint fight between green class and red class. I know green class is going to dominate red class this year at Color Wars! All of Longwood’s traditions make me so proud to be called a Longwood Lancer!