The Mecca. Drop Mic and Pen Down. That’s all that I want to say as The Notorious B.I.G pumps through the speakers rapping about The Howard Homecoming. I want to do that, but I won’t. It’s true that when you reign from The Real HU, you can become a little too invested in homecoming, but these words are not just for Bisons, but for an array of people that make that trek back home each year. The College Home was the place that nurtured your broken heart, captured lifelong friends, and sutured a commitment to your excellence. The College Homecoming is a way revisit old times while ushering in your new vision, and here are three ways to do it!
Homecoming Hair– Now ladies, most homecomings are outdoors in massive football stadiums or if you opt for just the parties, we must have humidity/rain free options. Now getting that bump and press maybe a great option at home where you can quickly give yourself a retouch, but during the festivities of homecoming, it’s best to get a more durable style. If you’re a weave girl then let those flowing bundles do the job, and if you’re a natural girl moisturize well and wear.
Homecoming Wear– Jeans are a girl’s best friend, whether you dress it up with a close-fitting sweater or flaring up your team’s jersey. Your favorite pair of jeans will give you the accessibility to do just about anything, while looking dynamic. With those jeans and signature jersey, sweater, or blouse choices, we must not forget about layering, so that we can jump in and out of looks according to the temperature change, which is a must. Now, we all know that it’s the Fall, and we love those Stiletto Boots, but girls beware of your comfort and opt for a more sensible shoe such as a low ankle boot or cute sneaker that will match your flyness.
Homecoming Dare– Okay, I have to say it! WE ARE NOT IN COLLEGE ANY LONGER (if you are, then great), if not, please heed these words. It is not cute for a 30 or 40-year-old to get white girl wasted at the bar and wake up in an unfamiliar setting (those were the days)! To that end, those good old days of making bad choices and thinking of the repercussions later, are over and as we enjoy our college homes with much more maturity and grace, we also must do better. It is with a little more age, that your fun times are defined with a little more sustenance that propel our lives and less of substances that harm it.
With a quick windup, homecoming is all about seeing and feeling like your old self for a short time, while keeping your sensibilities on higher alert. Of course, and most importantly have a ball, and make sure you put a little extra sway in your hips for that special guy that dissed you those many homecoming moons ago!
Written By: Sabreen Shabazz-Straker, @threepeatteach , Modern Domestic, Staff Writer