Football season kicked off over the weekend and the Lobo community is buzzing for New Mexico’s biggest rivalry—the UNM v. NMSU game— happening at the end of the month. Red Rally, a massive pep rally, is the place for Lobos to be to express their cherry and silver excitement. But with great excitement comes great preparation, and volunteers are needed to make sure the annual burning of the Aggie is as successful as years past.

“Lobo Spirit is really trying to reach out to all Lobos on campus and give them an opportunity to be a part of the tradition that is Red Rally,” says ASUNM Lobo Spirit Executive Director Kaylee Maxon. “With free snacks and t-shirt opportunities we would love to see as many Lobos come help out as possible.” 

Red Rally traditions feature the UNM Football Team, UNM Spirit Team, Spirit Marching Band and a DJ, but is most notably known for burning a 25-foot Aggie. What many do not know, however, is that building that structure begins as soon as school starts. 

Every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday up until Red Rally on Sept. 19, Lobo Spirit is inviting staff, faculty and students to help build the Aggie. While times and locations are subject to change, Aggie Build Parties usually take place in the basement of the Sigma Chi fraternity house, and attendees are advised to enter through the volleyball courts on the north side of the building. To keep up to date on new locations and meeting times, follow @asunmlobospiriton Instragram or @asunmloboson Twitter.