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Cheer with class

Letter to the Editor | Tuesday, February 12, 2008

I strongly support Mike Coffey’s remarks (“Reconsider ‘suck it’ cheer,” Feb. 10) regarding recent off-color cheers at athletic contests. I would urge the student body to take a larger view of this question and eliminate cheers, such as “Suck it.”

First, it reflects badly on Our Lady’s University. Maybe other schools exhibit such behavior, but we have always aspired to be different.

Secondly, please consider the entire Notre Dame family, which encompasses a universe much larger than just the student body. Members of that family cherish and support their school and enjoy attending athletic contests and bringing their friends and families. Notre Dame sports events should be for all the Notre Dame family and not flaunt anything that we cannot feel comfortable exposing to our children and grandchildren.

Often, visiting fans comment on how well they are treated with hospitality on the Notre Dame campus. Let this high-class spirit continue. Let’s give our teams a great home field advantage in a classy way.

Wyn Norris

alumnus

Class of 1965

Feb. 11