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Invigorate someone or cheer someone up, as in This drink will pep you up, or The good news about his recovery pepped us up. [1920s] Both the verb pep and the noun pep, denoting vigor and energy since about 1910, are abbreviations for pepper, a spice with a pungent, biting quality. They also have given rise to pep rally, a meeting to inspire enthusiasm [c. 1940], and pep talk, a speech meant to instill enthusiasm or bolster morale [1920s].
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And it was all over in less than 30 minutes, as Ohio State fans quickly filled the very same seats for their pep rally.
It has been an unusual Thanksgiving year for Leominster High School, but senior Rachel Trombi said the students appreciate that the mayor gave them a place to hold the pep rally.
University of Oregon will be back in Santa Monica for its Rose Bowl Pep Rally this year.
SANTA CLARITA -- Gone are the days when pep rally signs and game banners read ``Skin the Indians'' or ``Trap them Grizzlies.
The assembly became a pep rally of sorts, with Klein adding that the students before him must dream "big.
The ultimate fan experience welcomes the Clemson Tigers and West Virginia Mountaineers to a pep rally in preparation for the 2012 Discover Orange Bowl
The activity will begin at noon inside the Convention Center on the 2nd floor in Ballroom BC with a pep rally featuring the following NCAE leaders: Deb Kelly, Moore County; Teicher Patterson, Halifax County; Wanda Kindell, Cumberland County; and Tripp Jeffers, Forsyth County.
It's the craziest pep rally Eugene has ever seen, from the fans," said Kelly Prusz, who dreamed up the idea with Rachel Denning, her partner in the newly founded company ProDucktion Events.
The pep rally is a great opportunity to get the whole school together and build school spirit, he said.
High School Musical 3: Senior Year" Ultimate Fan Pep Rally Features Surprise Visit from Stars Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale, Olesya Rulin, Kaycee Stroh, Chris Warren Jr.
Saturday, Crescent Village on Crescent Avenue, community pep rally and tailgate party featuring live entertainment and impromptu "flash mob" dance routine; rally to celebrate UO football team's participation in national championship game; 10 percent of proceeds will go to music programs at Eugene and Springfield schools; FlockTheVillage.
WHAT: Tonight, Monday, June 14th, a pep rally will be held for volunteers interested in being part of Long Island's June makeover, for ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition at Suffolk County Sports Park, Central Islip NY.
Yesterday, the excitement was obvious as students filed into the field house for the pre-game pep rally.
Colletto, who was an assistant coach at Notre Dame in 1997-98, said festivities leading up to the Saturday game began with a Thursday luncheon, and culminate with a Friday night pep rally that features prominent speakers such as Wayne Gretzky, Joe Montana and Tommy Lasorda.
Directly following the NewVa Tech Expo, the City of Roanoke will host a pep rally at the Roanoke Civic Center for the Virginia Tech football team, which plays its first home game the following day.