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An unpopular graduation opinion

| Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dear fellow seniors,

Many of us are very disappointed in Our Lady’s University and her decision to move our graduation from the Notre Dame Stadium, as we had all originally hoped and planned, to the JACC- a disappointingly small location for the great number of people many of us invited, our friends and family members.

The complaints that many of my classmates make about this move are about the great traditions that this university professes as so important to her. I love these traditions as much as any of you.

Graduation in the Notre Dame Stadium is not one of those traditions. The first graduation in the stadium was only four years ago. It was and is a great idea and clearly the right decision for the future of the student body and their families. But we needn’t be so offended by this change that will affect our graduating class. The change will affect not only us, but also the classes after ours.

Graduation from the stadium would have been nice, sure, but the JACC is a fine location for the ceremony. Stop complaining that certain family members won’t get to go because that is happening to all of us,  and has happened to those before us, and will happen to those after us. It isn’t the greatest thing ever to happen, but it isn’t that bad.

Michael Shakour

senior

off campus

Sept. 30

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