You have to have been in a coma this week not to know that we are in the middle of a long-standing campus tradition / celebration - C.O.W. Days! For those of you who are new to campus, C.O.W. is an acronym for Coker Olympics of Winter. It is a week-long celebration sponsored by the SGA Spirit & Traditions Committee and Campus Life. Events such as Lip Sync, the Hunk Contest, kickball, dodgeball and the crowning of Miss COW are just a few of the activities students have been and will participate in throughout the week. This long-standing, quirky tradition culminates with the playing of the C.O.W Day Games on Saturday morning. Students are invited to participate in the activities with their classmates to win the coveted title of C.O.W. Days Champions and enjoy a steak dinner afterwards. The C.O.W. Days schedule is listed below. For more information, contact the Campus Life Office or a member of the SGA.
C.O.W. Days is just one of many events we do at Coker in the name of “tradition.” Traditions, however, are merely repeated actions unless we pause to celebrate the meaning and history behind them. When I first arrived to campus, I was curious as to how C.O.W. Days got started, so I did a little research. This is what I found.