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.

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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!

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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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