Spirit Week and an Unhealthy Food Day highlighted the week of 17 December 2018, just in time for the holidays.

The week kicked off with Monday’s theme, Mint Candy Cane. Students were encouraged to dress up in red, white, and green to mimic the sweet treat. Musical chairs was the game of the day, taking place on the school stage. Matching outfits dominated the next theme of Twin Tuesday. This theme had the most participants—friends dressed alike at every corner of the school.

Pajama Day on Wednesday coincided with the Unhealthy Food Sales day. Held in the galleria, it was packed at lunch with students clamouring to buy up food before it ran out of stock. Pizza, samosas, brownies, cinnamon rolls, cookies, cupcakes, and popcorn were abundant. New food options were also debuted; notably, Me to We Club sold freshly made bubble waffles with ice cream, and Eco Team unveiled Japanese Cheesecakes, which students could also pre-order. Bridge Club tripled their stock of Coco bubble tea, offering mango and milk tea flavours, after having sold out quickly at the last unhealthy food sale. The Gender and Sexuality Alliance advertised a free condom with each can of pop. Other clubs that participated were Social Events Committee, Future Medical Professionals, Black Students Union, International Relief Foundation, the Reckoner of MGCI, Prom Committee, Orphan Sponsorship Club, EcoTeam, MGCI Blossom, Key Club, Youth in Action for UNICEF, and the Muslim Student Association. Attendee Kian Feshari said, “I found that [Unhealthy Food Sales day] was great as a majority of the clubs sold a lot if not all of their food during the sale.”

Students wore pyjamas to school on Wednesday. Image: Eric Zhao

The Youth in Action for UNICEF booth at the Unhealthy Foods day Sale. Image: Eric Zhao

The food sale was organized by Clubs Convenor Jessica Guo. She commented, “I think it went pretty well, though it got a bit crowded. Next time, I’ll organize more clubs to be in the cafeteria.” She thanked students for participating and supporting MGCI’s diverse selection of clubs, as well as the other Student Activity Council representatives for their aid in running the event.

The following day brought 90s Thursday into the halls of MGCI. Students donned their favourite fashions of the turn of the century, decked with clothing bought especially for the event or scrounged from older relatives’ closets.

The week closed off with Ugly Christmas Sweater Friday, which kept people on theme for the Christmas Show occurring in the second half of the day.  Those who took part in the themes of the week were invited to the SAC office to have their picture taken.

Spirit Week was planned and executed by this year’s Spirit Convenor, Nithya Uthayan. She was very pleased with the week, saying, “I’m really thankful for the support I received from everyone in SAC and my committee for making the week such a great hit.”