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A class act

Observer Viewpoint | Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dear Members of the Troubadours Glee Club,

Tuesday night I went to see you perform at the Dome at midnight. I and others were excited to see and hear you for nearly 30 minutes of harmonized excellence. I really would like to compliment the style with which you displayed yourselves for those first moments. I thought that style was present in all you did, but I was wrong. When you called all the seniors into the middle we thought it was to do a special performance, but much to our dismay, it was to smoke.

Really? For the classy Glee Club, you were going to smoke in the middle of your performance? Don’t you know smoking ruins your singing voices, and can kill all of those around you? It was not cool or something for the underclassmen to look forward to. Needless to say, I did not want to breathe it in, and felt disappointed with such conduct, and so I and many others left. I would like to come to more performances, but would rather be in a smoke-free environment. Please don’t make those around you suffer.

I hope you will continue the tradition of performances around campus for the students, but I hope you will leave the smoking behind.

From a Disappointed Fan,

Clara Ritger

alumnus

freshman

Sept. 16