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Passing judgment

Nate Greenberg | Friday, September 17, 2010

This is a response to Christopher Masoud’s article “Section 32” (Sept. 16). Now, I sit in section 32. In fact, I sat directly behind those slimy Michigan girls. I felt a feeling of the utmost shame as I read your article, Chris. I didn’t even do anything to make these girls fear for their physical safety (something which I recently found out was classified as assault, but forget the law). In fact, I acted appalled at my fellow student’s behavior and shunned him. I even apologized for him! I don’t know what came over me while I was standing there; I guess I just got caught up in the moment. But you, Chris, know better and can therefore pass down your judgment from the press box while sipping on club soda.

In my defense though Chris, I only recently joined the Men against Violence, so I didn’t know what you three-year members would know. The MAV code clearly states that you should never bring any sort of violence against women, except Michigan fans at football games. Then you can do whatever you want.

Another point you brought up, Chris, really got my blood boiling: There were only nine arrests this weekend! Come on students, you’re all acting like there have been over 100 arrests in the past month! It makes me so mad I just want to go back and knock those two Michigan girls back down on their bums. Oh wait! I can! They were actually Notre Dame grad students! They go to school here!

Chris, if you haven’t realized by now, I strongly disagree with you. But since I, along with all the people who live in your section, are now dead to you, I have no problem telling you to stay in the press box.

One more thing Chris, the person who pushed those girls was not forced to leave. After he apologized, he felt ashamed of what he did and voluntarily left. He felt ashamed because he is actually a really nice guy who has never done anything like that before. I guess you can miss some things from way up in the press box. But please, keep sending your judgment down our way while sipping on that club soda. We deserve it.

Nate Greenberg


Keough Hall

Sept. 16