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Odd/Even Weekend – Dodgeball
April 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
One of the longest lasting traditions at Wells is back this semester: Odd/Even.
Please join us on 4/15/23: Dodge Ball
The Odd/Even rivalry started in the 1890s. Your team was based on if you were graduating in an Odd or Even numbered year. The rivalry for the women consists of a sing off then a basketball game. Oddline won the very first basketball game, which took place in June of 1898. For the Odds, the colors are now purple and gold/yellow and the Evens are blue and green. However, back in the day the Odds claimed grey and the Evens claimed white.
In 1913, Song leaders were introduced. They had the responsibility of creating the songs the teams would sing. For the Sing Off, both teams decided on an amount of songs that would be sung that night, then go head-to-head singing both traditional songs as well as remixes made by the song leaders of popular songs during that time or in their song books.
The tradition has changed a lot over the years, previously being held outdoors until the 1950’s and even adding a season for Men once the school went co-ed.