Published September 22, 2011, in MSUM’s, The Advocate
Before you step out of your dorm room carrying loads of laundry to bring home, rethink your weekend options.
Nemzek Noize, a student organization determined to show their support for Dragon athletic events, is always happy to welcome more students into their group.
Hannah Savoy, a junior double majoring in mass communications and communication studies, is the marketing executive for Nemzek Noize. She encourages students to have fun and meet new people by becoming involved with the student group.
“You can have fun on this campus and a lot of people don’t realize that,” Savoy said. “Sporting events can be a blast. I’ve met so many good people through Nemzek Noize just going to the games and sitting by someone new. You never know who you’ll meet. It’s just a good time.”
Not only is it fun, it also creates a welcoming atmosphere for the athletes. “We’ve gotten a lot of good feedback from them saying they absolutely love having Nemzek Noize at the games, and we have teams that ask us to go to games just so they can have that pump up,” Savoy said. “It gets them fired up for the games and it gives us a fun time to be there. School pride.”
Cory Johnson, a sophomore criminal justice major, is also a member of Nemzek Noize. He also finds the tone they set to be a positive addition to sporting events.
“In high school, our athletics weren’t great, so the fans weren’t great either. It’s nice to have a student organization just to show their support,” Johnson said.
Last year at a blackout game, Johnson wore nothing but black socks and black spandex. He then completely covered himself in black body paint. “I had to take a 45-minute shower,” he said.
For this year’s homecoming, his get-up could get even crazier. “Oh, it’s going to be bad. Well, from my point of view, it’s gonna be great, but if my parents saw it, they would probably disown me.”
Spandex, wigs, feather boas and, most importantly, short shorts and body paint are essentials. Apart from these pivotal accessories, Savoy said the perfect supporter must be “as loud as you can be. Besides the short shorts and body paint, you have to have the loud voice to go with it.”
Dragon sporting events have seen students dressed in dragon and even Zorro costumes, but the most important thing is to be there.
“Anyone can join. All you have to do is you can show up to a game. We’ll have a slip of paper for you to sign and you can stand in the section with us. Be loud,” Savoy said. “You don’t even have to stand with us. You can go and sit with your friends, but you know, the more the merrier.”
Nemzek Noize will be actively participating with the homecoming games on both Friday and Saturday.
“On Friday night, we’re doing a white-out, so everyone just wears white. On Saturday, it’s Dragon Pride day, so wear any Dragon gear you have and you’ll be set.”
Nemzek Noize will also be working with the Homecoming 5K and participating in the parade that Saturday.
Contact Nemzek Noize at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on becoming a member, or join their Facebook page.
BY MEGHAN FEIR