Clash of the Classes Spirit Week


Freshman Karissa Beltran-Jimenez and Summer Perry

Alexis Briggeman, Journalist

A Corona del Mar High School tradition, the Clash of the Classes rally is held in the spring of every school year. However, with the Covid-19 pandemic, the rally was unable to commence in 2020, and in 2021 the rally was filmed and sent in video form for students to watch at home. So for the majority of students, this year was their first Clash of the Classes rally. The premise of the rally is to raise spirit for each individual class as they each compete to win the “Clash of the Classes”, throughout the week ASB arranges spirit days to drum up excitement around the rally.

Wednesday’s spirit day was inspired by the newest tik tok fashion fad titled “groutfits”. Essentially an all-gray outfit, students of all grades could be seen walking around in either a gray sweatsuit or a gray shirt with matching jeans. Freshman Addie Briggeman fell into the first category, sporting a gray sweatshirt and gray sweatshorts, she thought that the “groutfits” spirit day, “was really nice because it was easy to participate in and was very inclusive. [She] also noticed that a lot more people dressed up for this spirit day than normally, which was really nice.”

Thursday followed with the classic twin day. Girls and guys with matching sweatshirts could be seen around campus. Each best friend pairs sporting the same outfit. Junior Maggie Marr and Senior Liv Johnson could be seen wearing a matching Caz fitness sweatshirt, matching leggings, and white shoes. In Marr’s own words, “Twinning is winning!”

Finally, the day of the rally arrived, on Friday each class was assigned a class color to wear to the rally. Freshmen wore red, sophomores wore white, juniors wore blue, and the seniors wore black and gold. When the grades all gathered to watch the rally, each grade was easily identifiable by color. Spirit days are a great way to generate school spirit and excitement, as well as being a great way to generate a feeling of comradery among all Sea Kings.