Blue Print

Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

Hands+go+up+%5C%5C+Debuting+the+Raider+Rumble+Oct.+3+during+the+crosstown+showdown+pep+rally%2C+the+whole+student+body+participated.+%22I+cannot+believe+the+turn+out%2C%22+senior+cadet+Kelsie+Mathis+said.+%22It+is+amazing+what+the+Raider+Rumble+has+done+to+our+school+spirit.%22%0Aphoto+by+Caroline+Witty
Back to Article
Back to Article

Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

Hands go up \\ Debuting the Raider Rumble Oct. 3 during the crosstown showdown pep rally, the whole student body participated.

Hands go up \\ Debuting the Raider Rumble Oct. 3 during the crosstown showdown pep rally, the whole student body participated. "I cannot believe the turn out," senior cadet Kelsie Mathis said. "It is amazing what the Raider Rumble has done to our school spirit." photo by Caroline Witty

Hands go up \\ Debuting the Raider Rumble Oct. 3 during the crosstown showdown pep rally, the whole student body participated. "I cannot believe the turn out," senior cadet Kelsie Mathis said. "It is amazing what the Raider Rumble has done to our school spirit." photo by Caroline Witty

Hands go up \\ Debuting the Raider Rumble Oct. 3 during the crosstown showdown pep rally, the whole student body participated. "I cannot believe the turn out," senior cadet Kelsie Mathis said. "It is amazing what the Raider Rumble has done to our school spirit." photo by Caroline Witty

Caroline Witty, Staff Reporter

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






After raving about The Raider Rumble for a week, its debut was at the Crosstown Showdown game Oct. 3. Creating excitement, the rumble caused the student section to be an ocean of blue.

“I think that everyone saw the incredible school spirit and the buy in the students had for the Raider Rumble,” Principal Mr. Mike Williams said. “It was an amazing way that students can show school pride and spirit united as one body.”

Students chanted “Raider Nation” and “No mo’ AHMO” in the hallways during all passing periods and during the pep rally everyone danced to the rumble music.

“It was an amazing day at Raider Nation!” Williams tweeted. “Thank you students for making it the best and the most spirit filled pep rally of my 54 years!”

The rumble surprised students with the spirit and fun it brought to the school along with the hope that it would stay.

“Honestly I didn’t expect that many people to get into. It was a pleasant surprise,” senior Rebekah Porter said. “I hope the rumble is just a catalyst for more spirit to come. I want our school to support all sports and activities and just get proud of our peers.”

Senior Tanner Smithson, creator of the Raider Rumble, had high hopes for the choreographed dance.

“I had faith in everyone. Of course I was extremely hesitant at first, but it is actually sticking,” Smithson said. “Hopefully it will continue throughout Wylie East for years to come, but I feel as if school spirit is a combined effort of every student willing to participate. We took school spirit into our own hands and look what happened? We created a tradition, a legacy. Everything starts with us.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




Navigate Left
  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Academic

    Helping hands of horror

  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Features

    Crisis text lines available for anonymous support

  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Sports

    The whole nine yards

  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Academic

    School video news features newspaper program

  • Academic

    Hall of games

  • Features

    In addition to…

  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Academic

    Lack of semester exams means more time for instruction

  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Academic

    Foreign language students learn to salsa

  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Academic

    Positive reaction

  • Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?

    Clubs

    Tour de force

Navigate Right
The news site of Wylie East High School
Did the ‘Raider Rumble’ rumble or tumble?