Traditions worth keeping

The song goes, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

Last night on campus certainly showed the truth of that line with friends and fellowship in abundance.

There was a “party for hosting” as the Christmas Open House, with live music and so much food to taste supper could be forgotten, has become an anticipated annual tradition. Carriage rides around the quadrangle amid the beautiful lights and decorations were a hit with many.

After the merriment, it was time for another tradition — winning the men’s basketball home opener. The Bisons handily beat Champion Baptist College 92-60, keeping the streak alive for the 36th year.

Another part of the game will be included in author Stan Beck’s upcoming book on college traditions. Beck was on hand last evening to witness the University’s a cappella rendition of the national anthem. In an interview with the Daily Citizen, Beck said, “Harding’s a cappella national anthem is one of my favorite traditions so far. The patriotism affects me, and the thing about Harding’s a cappella anthem is that it comes from the heart.”

As the song continues, “hearts will be glowing.” They were last evening.

Tom Buterbaugh, editor/designer

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