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Pep rallies are for the team and the students

Letter to the Editor | Friday, October 10, 2008

Let me add my voice to the sentiments raised recently by Mike Shafer, Class of ’82, regarding the pep rallies. I attended one last year with my daughter who was on campus to attend an admissions seminar. We, too, were startled by the rude ushers who wouldn’t let anyone down to the lower seats until the students arrived. Of course, when only 125 students showed up, the ushers stepped aside and let us all move down. Unfortunately, we sooned learned why no students were at the rally. It was boring, pre-programmed and sterile. Stupid skits, a dance club demonstration and Chuck Lennon? Where was the fire? Where was the passion? We both wanted to leave before it was over. I am happy to see that some students have decided not to take it anymore. Pep rallies are for the team and the students.

Tom Riley


Class of 1984

Oct. 9