Photo Story: Homecoming 2022, “Disco Fever”


Mercedes Johnson

Winona State University held their homecoming celebrations throughout the week of Oct. 16. The annual coronation and talent show began on the night of Oct. 17 and saw the crowning of Joe Grizzle (fourth from the right) and Kaileigh Weber (second from the right) as homecoming king and queen. The audience got to vote live on who was chosen as royalty based on a pageant-style event during the night.

Joseph Eichele and Mercedes Johnson


Among the festivities of the week was the unveiling of Winona State’s new Fire Feature. The 10-foot long fire table is featured outside of Kryzsko Commons and has been under construction for the Fall 2022 semester. On Oct. 20, students were invited to roast s’mores and listen to live music performances. The fire table will be operated by Student Union workers during the year and will be available for on-campus clubs and organizations to reserve. (Contributed by: Winona State University)


The annual homecoming parade was held at 10 a.m. on Oct. 22. Scores of clubs took to the streets in celebration of campus spirit. The lineup featured 63 different clubs and organizations walking from Windom Park down Huff St. and finishing on W Mark Street. Despite being later in October, the weather was in full cooperation as students marched with music, candy, and disco-fever-themed floats and attire. (Joseph Eichele)


Immediately following the parade was the Warrior Game Day Experience. This celebration takes place before every Warrior Football home game. Johnson St. was closed off for food trucks to vend and for organizations to table. A great gathering lined the street as a sea of purple partook in bouncy houses, bungie cords, and more. The Game Day Experience ran from 11a.m. to 2p.m. and kept fans busy until the big homecoming game kicked off. (Joseph Eichele)


The Warriors faced up against University of Sioux Falls in their 2022 homecoming game. They entered Altra Federal Credit Union Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 22 with a No. 11 national ranking, an unbeaten record, and a ten-game winning streak dating back to 2021. Over 4,500 fans attended what would be a nail-biter of a game. The Cougars led 10-7 at half and were up 17-10 by the start of the fourth quarter. Despite this, the Warriors scored 10 unanswered points to pull off an upset win against a difficult opponent. This put a happy end to the homecoming celebrations. (Joseph Eichele)