University of Oklahoma gears up for homecoming

The University of Oklahoma will host its annual homecoming celebration this weekend. This year's theme is “Drawn Together by Tradition.”
by Silas Allen Published: October 23, 2013

When Annie Tucker was a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, she felt like she was thrown into homecoming.

Now a junior, Tucker, 20, said she has a better idea what's going on this year.

“It gets easier as you figure out how to do things,” she said. “You know what to expect.”

Tucker, a member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, is working with other members on a float for OU's Homecoming parade, which kicks off Saturday morning. The sorority's float is based on the Disney movie “Finding Nemo,” and includes an aquarium with characters from the film, she said.

OU students have been planning and building parade floats since they arrived on campus at the beginning of the semester. The work is time-consuming, Tucker said, but it will pay off soon.

“We're getting close to being done,” she said.

Kassidy Cook, the homecoming coordinator for OU's Campus Activities Council, said the theme for this year's festivities is “Drawn Together by Tradition.” Parade floats will feature characters from various cartoons and comic books, he said.


by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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