Mums the Word
Titans wear mums in celebration of Homecoming
October 23, 2015
Many Titans were adorned with festive mums on Thursday, October 22 to show off their school spirit and excitement for homecoming. Fall in Texas means mums in high school. Mums can be traced back to China where chrysanthemums, the large flower in the center of the mums, were written about in ancient scriptures as they were healing herbs used as a remedy for headaches. Later, mums were introduced at the University of Missouri in 1911 where the first Homecoming took place, when boys gave their girlfriends a white chrysanthemums as a corsage, creating the mum.
Over the years mums have become more popular and stayed prominent in Texas. Many of our Titans continued this tradition by wearing their festive artificial mums to school.