Homecoming And Pomping Isn't A Choice For UA Greeks, It's A Way Of Life
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Homecoming And Pomping Isn't A Choice For UA Greeks, It's A Way Of Life

Not really a question, because it's not a choice. Pomping season is in full swing, people.

Homecoming And Pomping Isn't A Choice For UA Greeks, It's A Way Of Life
Tatumn Vaught

Pomping, a creative art practice involving shaping colored tissue paper into small pieces that will create an overall larger mural for show, is performed annually by every sorority and their paired fraternities on campus. Although only practiced in the South, pomping is a profound aspect of Homecoming week that adds competition, creativity, and style to our Greek life community. Let me repeat that, it's a competition.

That means every member of Greek life will be rolling balls of paper and getting mad hand cramps for two weeks to make the perfect mural at the end of the week. Not to mention, they will be getting ready for a parade, basketball tournament, and everything in between. Homecoming week is a process.

Homecoming is hard work but as you make it through the two long weeks you end up having an incredible bonding experience with your sorority sisters as well as the fraternity boys who come to help. Being stuck at your sorority house until 1 a.m. is not something to dread. Sure, the first few days you are trying to perfect your pomping skills, but after you get the hang of it you are able to Netflix and pomp (which happens to be an all-time favorite)!

It is a tradition every Friday before the Homecoming game that around 11 a.m. every sorority girl and their friends grab a plate from Fried Friday and walk up and down sorority row and judge who's pomp is the best. Special guests such as the mayor or Tuscaloosa come to UA to check out the events for homecoming including the enormous pomps.

Homecoming is another way that the entire campus to come together and celebrate through sports as well as team bonding competitions and we can't forget cheering on the Tide!

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