CMS Celebrates Annual Homecoming Weekend

On Nov. 8, hundreds of alumni from across the
Claremont campuses returned to CMC to take part
in the many festivities celebrating homecoming,
including the rivalry football game between CMS
and Pomona-Pitzer and Monte Carlo. The more
spirited alumni came wearing maroon and gold—
even some of their children and dogs donned CMS
gear. Students also could be seen around campus
sporting school paraphernalia and wielding various
other spirited items, including noisemakers and
colored wigs.
Sometimes, it seems like students at the 5C’s
don’t always show their school spirit. But there
was definitely no lack of spirit at the highly antici-
pated Pomona-Pitzer vs. CMS homecoming football
game. Both sides of the field were packed with avid
students and alumni; there were even a couple of
male students with their school names painted on
their chests.
On the CMS side, the 5C cheer squad sold old CMS
athletic uniforms and the Alumni Association handed
out pom-poms and foam Stag hats. It’s not every day
an entire crowd willingly wears antlers on their heads!
The Pomona-Pitzer side was a sea of orange and blue
clothing; several fans had Sagehens tattooed—albeit
temporarily—on their cheeks. After a relatively even
CMS Stags managed to squeeze in one more
touchdown before the buzzer, making for a CMS
win with a final score 28-21. As the clock hit zero,
the Stag team rushed the field and the stands
erupted with cheers and chants of “C-M-S!” As a
result of the victory, the CMS team will maintain
possession of the highly-coveted Peace Pipe.
Later that evening, CMS students and their
guests arrived at the old CMC tennis courts,
dressed sharply in cocktail attire for the Moulin
Rouge themed Monte Carlo dance. Though
music played, the weather was a little too chilly
for dancing; most people migrated into tents for
warmth and a night of gambling. The casino was
packed as people tried to win chips to be turned
in for raffle tickets. Raffle prizes included various
gifts and certificates from stores in the Claremont
village. The grand prizes were a trip to Las Vegas
and a trip to Paris. A final performance by a
group of Can-Can dancers wrapped up the festivities.
Exhausted students returned to their dorms, ready to
rest up after the celebrations.
Pomona-Pitzer and CMS face off during the annual homecom-
ing football game, held Nov. 8. CMS won the game with a final
score of 28-21.
PHOTO BY MELISSA RUSSELL

Students cheer in the annual homecoming football game against rival Pomona-Pitzer.

On Nov. 8, hundreds of alumni from across the Claremont campuses returned to CMC to take part in the many festivities celebrating homecoming, including the rivalry football game between CMS and Pomona-Pitzer and Monte Carlo. The more spirited alumni came wearing maroon and gold—even some of their children and dogs donned CMS gear. Students also could be seen around campus sporting school paraphernalia and wielding various other spirited items, including noisemakers and colored wigs.

Sometimes, it seems like students at the 5C’s don’t always show their school spirit. But there was definitely no lack of spirit at the highly anticipated Pomona-Pitzer vs. CMS homecoming football game. Both sides of the field were packed with avid students and alumni; there were even a couple of male students with their school names painted on their chests.

On the CMS side, the 5C cheer squad sold old CMS athletic uniforms and the Alumni Association handed out pom-poms and foam Stag hats. It’s not every day an entire crowd willingly wears antlers on their heads! The Pomona-Pitzer side was a sea of orange and blue clothing; several fans had Sagehens tattooed—albeit temporarily—on their cheeks. After a relatively even CMS Stags managed to squeeze in one more touchdown before the buzzer, making for a CMS win with a final score 28-21. As the clock hit zero, the Stag team rushed the field and the stands erupted with cheers and chants of “C-M-S!” As a result of the victory, the CMS team will maintain possession of the highly-coveted Peace Pipe.

Later in the evening, CMS students and their guests arrived at the old CMC tennis courts, dressed sharply in cocktail attire for the Moulin Rouge themed Monte Carlo dance. Though music played, the weather was a little too chilly for dancing; most people migrated into tents for warmth and a night of gambling. The casino was packed as people tried to win chips to be turned in for raffle tickets. Raffle prizes included various gifts and certificates from stores in the Claremont village. The grand prizes were a trip to Las Vegas and a trip to Paris. A final performance by a group of Can-Can dancers wrapped up the festivities. Exhausted students returned to their dorms, ready to rest up after the celebrations.