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Cowboy spotlight: A senior's take on Homecoming

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Madison Stites, a senior English literature major, has been a proud Cowboy their entire life. They have been active in the Stillwater community for as long as they can remember. As a senior, they are celebrating their last homecoming as a student. So many traditions are going to change, but they are excited to celebrate their school with pride.

Q: How has Homecoming impacted you during your time at OSU?

A: Since I grew up in the Stillwater area, I’ve been going to homecoming my whole life. Now that I’m a student at OSU, it’s even more fun to attend as a more involved member of the Cowboy Community. It’s just so cool to see how many people show up to celebrate our school.

Q: What is your favorite part about Homecoming?

A: My favorite part of homecoming is definitely the walkaround. I’m always so impressed by the creativity and effort that gets put into the house decs.

Q: If you could add one event or activity to the Homecoming festivities, what would it be and why?

A: As someone who loves live music, I think that some kind of concert series hosted by the university would be a fun way to add to the celebration.

Q: What is one piece of advice you have for freshmen coming into their first Cowboy Homecoming?

A: My advice to freshmen who have never been to homecoming before is to just get your friends and do as much as you can — take advantage of all the fun.

Q: Did you always know that you wanted to attend OSU? How did you know this was the school for you? 

A: Attending Oklahoma State was a no-brainer for me. Since I grew up in the area, I always felt connected to the school and the Stillwater community. While I considered some other schools in the area, I just knew that OSU was where I wanted to spend my time in college.

Q: What are your plans after college? What do you want to pursue with your degree?

A: After college, my goal is to pursue a career in copyediting with my English degree. I plan on building a foundation with freelance editing before I find an editor position for a bigger company or organization.

Q: Do you plan to continue to celebrate Homecoming after you graduate?

A: As long as I’m in the area, I can always see myself coming back to celebrate Homecoming. It’s way too much fun to miss out on.