Members of Assumption College’s Student Government Association and Student Athletic Advisory Board were sitting in the bleachers, listening to SGA’s Vice President for Student Affairs, junior Patrick Giroux, give them directions. The dance team was stretching on the gymnasium floor. Seniors Bizzie Gonring and Matt Heriveaux, the hosts for the night, were practicing the basketball teams’ introductions.
These were just some of the things going on prior to the start of Assumption’s Midnight Madness, the pep rally that serves to kick off the start of the basketball season.
This year’s Midnight Madness was on Thursday, October 23 in the Laska Gymnasium. As doors opened at 9:30 p.m., students from each grade, each clad in their grade’s respective color, walked in to music meant to pump up the crowd, SGA, SAAC, dancers and cheerleaders waving their pom poms and strobe lights flashing everywhere.