Northwestern's Homecoming Committee took a colorful jump-start to their upcoming string of events Sunday. It was the first ever powder-painting to take place on campus.
A handful of Northwestern Students had a chance to paint their dull afternoons with wild colors Sunday. Covered in rainbows and powdered paint, students enjoyed an hour of friendly paint battle on the Lakefront Field.
"It was a lot of fun once I finally got in there. You're just running around with everybody, wishing everyone a happy homecoming, you know, just getting excited for the week. We've been waiting for it for so long so it's finally here."
Inspired by the color run that happened in Chicago last week, the Homecoming Committee and alumni Relations planned the color Roar to kick-start their line of homecoming events.
"We really just hope that everyone had fun, and it's great that we supported a charitable cuase for Northwestern, and we hope that everyone will tell their friends and we'll get an even bigger crowd next year."
Students had to pay $5 to participate. All proceeds will fund NU's red watch band training program. It's designed to teach students about alcohol-related emergencies.
"I would pay more, this was just so much fun. So even if it's for a little bit of time, I feel like you could pay more for this I would pay 50 dollars to throw pain at this one.
The color roar was also created to reach out to the student body and bring people together.
"I never really participated in homecoming before, like except for the parade and the football games, but I like that they're doing this now."
Student can lok forward ot seeing more of this colorful event in the coming years.