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Change the consequences

Letter to the Editor | Monday, November 26, 2007

The tradition of throwing marshmallows at the last home football game is a tradition which appeared after I was a senior, but then, there have been several new chapters written in most history books since I was a student at Notre Dame. That said, I do have to weigh-in on the side of the seniors who were removed from the game. Ejection seems like an overly-harsh punishment for what is otherwise, at most, an annoying “tradition,” especially when it appears to have been applied randomly. Such random enforcement of the rules may, in fact, be actionable by those who were deprived of a valuable asset without due process, that asset being the right to watch the remainder of the last home football game for which the seniors or their parents had paid.

If cleanup is truly an issue, perhaps following Joe Paterno’s lead would make more sense than throwing the rascals out: Make the seniors clean up the stadium Sunday at 7 a.m.

Russ StoneClass of ’72Amherst, OhioNov. 20