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Mitakihara Homecoming 2051: Light Up The Arrow

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Mitakihara Homecoming 2051: Light Up The Arrow

By Aziz Al-Hasheem
The Daily Magi
September 4, 2051


The Mitakihara Homecoming Committee released the schedule for Mitakihara Homecoming 2051: Light Up The Arrow. Fuuko Kurasaki, a sophomore liberal arts major from Tokyo, is the incumbent Homecoming Committee Chair. As always, Kurasaki was excited when asked about this year's theme and intentions.

"The concept of the arrow of light as our theme comes from two sources. First, there is the Arrow of Light award given to the Boy Scouts of America's Cub Scouts and are reserved for those who are many steps ahead of the curve. That leads us to the second source: the legend of our university's founder, Dr. Madoka Kaname, who used an arrow of light from her bow to defeat Walpurgisnacht and multiple arrows of light to defeat her witch self, Kriemhild Gretchen.

"In our jargon, to 'Light Up The Arrow" is to find your inspiration, your motivation, your place in this world. Here at Mitakihara University, you can find that solution, that motivation, inspiration and drive. This year, we salute the students of our Family that are motivated and inspired to succeed. Those are the students who follow the Law of Madoka and Light Up The Arrow.

"Finally, this marks the debut of a new tradition: the Arrow of Light Challenge, a friendly between the Mitakihara University men's rugby team and a national team, to be held at Sakura Bowl. This year, the Rose of Sharon-South Korea-will be the inaugural opponent. I would like to announce that tickets for this historic friendly are nearly sold out, so be sure to get your tickets if your haven't yet."

A number of events will take place leading up to the Homecoming Game against the Air Force Falcons on September 9, 2051 at 1:00 p.m. PT/4:00 p.m. ET. The game will be televised by City, TVA Sports, The Mtn., NHK and BBC. 

The Schedule is as follows:
(all times in PT)

Tuesday, September 5

8:00 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Archbishop John Fitzpatrick
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Sydney

12 p.m. - Homecoming Registration Opens - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.
All Day - Museums: Spend the afternoon visiting one of the Mitakihara Museums. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport.
* Nissin Museum of Ramen, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Hayao Miyazaki Museum of Art 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., miyazaki.madoka.ca
* Mitakihara Museum of Puella Magi, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Museums open all day Wednesday, Thursday Friday and Saturday

Madoka Garden: Find your peace of mind visiting the Madoka Garden, located next to the Madoka Chapel. Admission is free with your Homecoming Passport. Open 6 a.m. to sunset, all week.

Libraries: Admission is free at the following locations with your Homecoming Passport:
* Yuuki Library, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
* Saito Library 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Special Exhibit at Saito Library: The September 11 Attacks: 50 Years Later. Sponsored by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. For more information, please visit the Saito Library website.
Libraries open all day Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday

1 p.m. Classes: Participants are invited to sit in on a variety of undergraduate classes:
Classes TBA, see University Web Site

2 p.m. and 3 p.m. - Mizuhashi Library Tours
Take a guided tour of the Mizuhashi Library at the Mitakihara School of Graduate Studies. Tours will meet at the reception area inside the front door and will leave at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Space on each tour is limited.

3 p.m. - Open band practice
Mitakihara Director of Bands, Dr. Mary Cochran holds a special band practice with members of the Marching Ultimates, the university's marching band.

3:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society
The Society/La Societe is the premiere student-run organization that is dedicated to serving the Mitakihara University community and is owned and operated by the Mitakihara Associated Students. Tours are conducted in English, French and Japanese.
1. Mitakihara General Tour
2. Beyond The Campus: Madoka Square, The Dorms and More
3. Touring the Madoka Garden
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
4:30 p.m. Campus tours led by The Society/La Societe
1. Mitakihara Athletic Facilities
2. Madoka Architecture: Where Old Meets New
3. Madoka Garden Tea Ceremony (refreshments provided)
(also will take place on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)

5 p.m. - Nonaka House Association's Postmeridie Lecture and Award
Featuring former Mitakihara Magi Men's Soccer Coach Mark Evans
Presentation of Award, Dr. Madoka Kaname, Chancellor of Mitakihara University, Tsukino Centre (Doors open at 4:30.)

Wednesday, September 6
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Mitakihara University Glee Club Concert
Tickets required: $40 for adults, S25 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Thursday, September 7
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot

7 p.m. - Mitakihara University Rugby vs. South Korea Men's National Team
Battle for the Arrow Of Light, Sakura Bowl Stadium. Tickets required: $50 for adults, $30 for students and seniors. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

5 p.m. - Men's Water Polo vs. UC Irvine
The Amagami Campus Pool

7 p.m. - Men's Handball vs. Long Beach State
Urobuchi Fieldhouse, Akagi Court

7:30 p.m. - Sprint Football vs. Army
Hakurei Centre

Friday, September 8
9 a.m.- 3 p.m. - Homecoming Registration - Kaname Hall (Administration Building)
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

5 p.m. - Women's Volleyball vs. British Columbia
Battle for the Cup of Life. Exhibition, Anderson Court, Marisa Kirisame Pyramid

Approx. 8 p.m. - Pep Rally at Anderson Court, Marisa Kirsame Pyramid
Following the Women's Volleyball game vs. the British Columbia Thunderbirds, the 2051 Mitakihara Magi Football Team will be introduced. Speeches by head coach Tatsuya Kaname, offensive team captain John Clifford, defensive team captain Deonne Floyd, athletic director Mami Tomoe and university president Homura Akemi will be made.

9 p.m. - Evening activities
Visit the Inu Daruma Pub or your favorite restaurant at the Campus.
The Meeting: Special gathering for Roseluck Arrow Boosters and Men About Town at McGann's, cash bar @ 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 9
5:00 - 8:00 a.m. - Breakfast at the Dorms - Passport holders are invited to enjoy a hot breakfast at the dorm of their choice. Pay at the door (cash please), cost is $15 per person.

7 a.m. - Morning Prayers to Madoka - Madoka Chapel
Speaker: Cardinal Jose Castro
Roman Cathoic Archdiocese of Lima

7 a.m. to 7 p.m. - Homecoming Headquarters and Registration- Rei Ayanami Field
Registered participants must check in here for their Passport and vouchers for the Saturday Homecoming Barbecue at Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot.

9:00 a.m. Men's Soccer vs. Cal State Northridge
Hirasawa Field

11 a.m. Women's field hockey vs. Johns Hopkins
Rei Ayanami Field

12:00 p.m. Women's Soccer vs. Akron
Hirasawa Field

9 a.m. to kickoff Pre-Game Tailgate at Athletics
Pack a picnic and set up a tailgate with your friends prior to the Mitakihara-Air Force football game. The Madoka Tailgate Area will be located inside Gate 13. Cars can park here for $20, payable on-side. Tailgate is permitted for 2 hours prior to kickoff and for one hour following the game. More information can be found at the Athletics website.

1 p.m. Football Kick-Off
Cheer on the Mitakihara Magi as they take on the Air Force Falcons. A block of tickets for Madoka Homecoming is currently reserved through the Mitakihara Athletic Ticket Office. Tickets are required and cost $18 each, children ages 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

11:00 p.m. - 4th quarter - Homecoming Barbecue
Barbecue in the Mitakihara Stadium Parking Lot, Gates 7-9. A voucher for the "Ika's BBQ Fan Zone" is included in your Homecoming registration price. Please be sure to check-in at the Homecoming registration desk to receive your meal ticket. Drinks will be sold separately on-site. A variety of family a children's activities will be offered in the "Fan Zone," including face painting, music, sports games, prizes and raffles.

5:00 p.m. Women's Ice Hockey vs. McGill
Battle for the Sis Puella Magica Cup. Exhibition game, Shanarena

8:00 p.m. - A Salute to Monarchy
Presented by the Mitakihara University Philharmonic (MadoPhil), Tsukino Centre.
Ticket Required: Regular: $35.00, $31.00, $25.00;
Students: $20.00, $16.00, $12.00; Seniors (65+): $15.00,
$13.00, $10.00.
Tickets can be purchased directly through the Mitakihara Box Office by phone at (250) 4MADOKA or online at the box office website.

Sunday, September 10
9:00 a.m. - Mitakihara 10K Run/Walk for Life
Get ready to put on your running or walking shoes and take a cruise around the different places on campus and in Mitakihara. The route starts at Magia Quad and will weave around the city before ending at Madoka Square. Registration is $50.00 ($25.00 for students with ID) at the Magia Quad tent from 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit the BC Cancer Foundation. Refreshments and medals will be provided at finish line.

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