Color Day Inspires School Spirit on Campus

Each year, students at South Pasadena High School (SPHS) show their school spirit by dress- ing up in orange and black for Color Day, an all- day celebration that kicks off the start of the foot- ball season. Last Friday, Students across campus expressed their creativity through costumes ranging from shrimp to cereal to the first-place winners – the fidget spinners.

The day’s events began with an assembly to pump up Tiger spirit, performances by the band and cheer squad, and a costume contest before concluding with the first league football game of the season. The Homecoming Court was also nominated.

Students weren’t the only ones getting in on the fun. Teachers and administrators joined in the costume contest and participated in the Color Day activities. A tradition more than 100 years old, it’s an opportunity for students and staff to come together in Tiger spirit.

Color Day was inducted in 1907 with the first graduating class. Students were encouraged to add orange and black ribbons to their school uni- forms to show school spirit. Over the years, those ribbons have evolved into the extravagant costumes we see today, but the message remains the same: Go Tigers!

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Harry Yadav has served as the Editor of the South Pasadena Review since January of 2018. Born and raised in South Pasadena, Harry graduated from South Pasadena High School in 2012, where he played golf and basketball and wrote for the Tiger newspaper. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.