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Hey Blue Dragon fans and Hutchinson residents – get your ass to Gowans Stadium on Saturday

Friday, November 2nd, 2018

Hey Hutchinson residents and Blue Dragon fans – the game against Hutchinson Community College’s rival Garden City Community College will be on Saturday at noon, so be there or be square.

HutchCC is ranked No.4, and our team is full of amazing talent that barely gets seen. It’s just so sad to think that these guys work so hard to get to where they are and people don’t show up to watch them. If you played sports in high school or are currently playing a different sport, wouldn’t you want people cheering on your team and yelling words of encouragement? Looking into such a small crowd is discouraging for the team, and it probably makes them feel underappreciated.

School spirit has really diminished over the years. Is it due to not having loyalty to your school or because you still only root for your hometown high school team? I can assure you that you don’t have to only cheer for one team. Everyone has their favorite professional or NFL team they like, so why can’t you have a favorite junior college team?

Even if it’s cold out, that shouldn’t necessarily keep anyone from attending a game. You can bundle up, bring hot chocolate or coffee, and dress for the weather. Most football games tend to be chilly. That’s just how it is in the fall.

I know there are some valid reasons for not attending the game, if you work or have a family event/emergency, but if you are doing absolutely nothing on a Saturday and especially are in Hutchinson, you may as well make an experience out of the day and go to the game.

Not only does watching the game at Gowans Stadium give you a chance to socialize with family or friends, but also gives you a chance to get into the HutchCC and local spirit, and show some pride in the school. No one wants to go to a college football game that isn’t hyped up. Having a fun audience makes the whole game exciting.

What happened to student sections? What is a football game, or any game, for that matter without the heckling of the other team? It just isn’t fun at all. The best games are ones that crowds interact in the most.

Another fantastic reason to come to the game on Saturday is because any student or instructor at the college gets in free with their I.D. That should make everyone want to go. That way, you have some money for stadium food or a hot drink.

A big crowd makes coaches and players happy and fired up, so help them out and cheer them on. There should never be home games with a half-empty stadium. so fill in those seats, deck yourself out in blue and red, and show support for your school and the Blue Dragons.

Brenna Eller is a Little River sophomore studying journalism. She is the Collegian Editor in Chief.

Column: The Unfortunate Events of Brenna: My summer experience

Friday, September 7th, 2018

Ahh summer, the time to relax and have fun with friends and family. Don’t you just wish you could go back to it?

I’m sure any normal college student would love to. Well, not me.

Like most college students, summer for me was mostly spent working and binge-watching Netflix.

That wasn’t too bad, despite getting up early every week day. I will say that it helped me with time management though.

So one day, in June, my best friend, Rachel Wright, asked me if I wanted to go to McPherson to eat.

I said “Yes,” and decided to take my “trusty” green machine – a Montero Sport Mitsubishi – named Reid after Spencer Reid from “Criminal Minds” of course.

As we were leaving my hometown of Little River, I started bragging on my car saying that nothing bad has happened with it in a while and that I was so proud of it.

You know, when they say that karma is a b-word, they really mean it.

Once we got to McPherson, we decided to go to Walmart first, which is across town from where we wanted to eat. I pulled up to the parking lot and could smell burning rubber and assumed that it was a truck in front of me, but then I noticed that puffs of white smoke were coming from the hood of my car. Of course it was my car.

Naturally I freaked out because I know absolutely zilch about cars and called my dad. He told me to wait for him, so Rachel and I decided to go back to the restaurant and eat since it would be a while.

When my dad finally got to the restaurant, he had my sister Kylie with him. Dad opened the hood, and checked out my car and figured out the problem like most dads do.

I, on the other hand, still have no clue to this day what the issue was, even though he explained it to me several times. I also had to wait a whopping two months to drive my car, but it is going all right now (fingers crossed).

On the bright side, besides car troubles, falling down the stairs once, (I didn’t drop the movie I had in my hand by the way), and some other normal Brenna-esque mishaps, I had a decent summer.

I swam a bunch, because we got a pool for the first time in about 10 years, and visited family a lot.

My nephew is super adorable, by the way, and I have been trying to get him to think of me as the cool or funny aunt.

Brenna Eller is a Little River sophomore in journalism.