The importance of war cries.

by Deogratias Amaro (Skyveld)

Heavenly voice for what? You don’t need to be musically inclined to rev your voice. I would shout war-cries all day if I could. Socially speaking, I would have no mates, so not a good idea. Nonetheless, there’s something quite exhilarating about roaring chants. Irrespective of how random the words may be, they have a way of lifting team spirit.


My favourite war-cry at the moment is “El Camino”. For those of you who don’t know, El Camino is a pickup truck. The war-cry ends off like this :

the front is like a car, the back is like a truck, the front is where you sit, the back is where you HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!


This. Makes. No. Sense.  (much like my use of full stops). Granted we changed the last word for the younger members on our team.

Even so, this war-cry sends our team on a craze that I haven’t seen before. It’s fun, random, freeing and bonkers. You could make a racket about bubbles or even racoons and still get a team fired up. That’s the beauty of it all, there’s no formula. More importantly, shouting with one voice strengthens the sense of belonging. It’s a way of saying “hey, we’re in this together” from the top of your lungs.


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