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Be classy, respectful

Lizzie Laughman | Monday, November 16, 2009

As the Connecticut game approaches, I wanted to bring attention to the students, band members, cheerleaders and all fans of Notre Dame football to be aware of the chants used at this game. I was already surprised at the chants used during the Navy game, seeing as some of them are not appropriate while playing a team that is literally fighting for our freedom. After seeing no change in that, I wanted to make sure to ask everyone to not do the “kill” cheer when we play Connecticut this week. For those who are unaware, its starting cornerback, Jasper Howard, was stabbed and killed earlier this season. I think as an honorable, Catholic college, we should at the very least be sensitive to this and not use this cheer. I hope we can put some competition aside and respect their loss.


Lizzie Laughman


Le Mans Hall

Nov. 14