By Whitney Jackson
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Bemidji State University’s Homecoming Coronation was Monday October 13, 2014 in the Beaux Arts Ballroom. Brittany Hull, a junior
originally from Litchfield, Minnesota, was crowned queen just minutes before Randall Riehl, also a junior, and from Bismarck, North Dakota, was crowned king in front of the roughly 500 guests that attended the event.
Since being crowned, both Hull and Riehl are expected to attend the majority of the Homecoming events that will be taking place both on and off campus. A couple of the events that request their presence include the homecoming parade and a Gala event.
Hull, a double major in Nursing and Spanish, was passionate in her decision to run, stating, “I wanted to run [for queen] to not only get more involved on campus, but to represent Bemidji State University and Student Senate. I wanted to become a role model for the community.”
Riehl, a double major in Biology and Psychology, with a double minor in Chemistry and Environmental Studies, ran for king to represent Psychology club, and to “hopefully gain more spirit points for the club to bring in more money to host events and facilitate more activities on campus.” He also thought it would be a great way to meet more people and be involved on campus.
Riehl wasn’t afraid to show his Beaver Pride as he went on to explain what homecoming means to him, “[Homecoming] is a way to show your school spirit, and show pride in your school.” Riehl believes there are cliques within the campus. “Homecoming is a way of breaking apart those cliques and uniting people, said Riehl, “It encompasses all walks of life, community included.”
Hull, excited to show her Beaver Pride as well stated, “the campus coming together as one is what homecoming means to me, and it is a chance [for us] to show how proud we are of our University.” Both Brittany and Randall wanted to extend a word of thanks to everyone who took the time to vote online, to the athletes who participated in the Mr. Beaver Pageant, which followed the Coronation, and to all of the other candidates who ran. “You definitely made your organizations proud,” Hull said. “And go Beavers!” Riehl added.