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“Senior-Only” Mentality has No Place in Our School

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As you walk into the football team’s first home game of your freshman year, you just can’t help but feel excited. You’ve heard stories of how fun high school games can be, and you’re ready to cheer on your team to victory.

Upon approaching the student section, you notice there is plenty of room in the front and make your way down there, but you stop in your tracks when you hear the words every freshman dreads: “FRESHMEN IN THE BACK!”

But why do freshmen (and other underclassmen) have to hear these words?

The mentality that seniors are superior to other classes needs to be eradicated. It is very dangerous to conceive the notion that seniors are the only people who deserve to be cheering on teams in the front.

If you enforce this rule, the people who truly care about the sport and want to cheer are not always going to be up front.

Who ever said that seniors are the ones with the most school spirit?

If someone gets to the game early to cheer on their school, they deserve to be in front, regardless of their age.

Pushing underclassmen to the back in order to make room for late seniors is unfair and can eventually lead to students choosing not to come cheer on teams anymore. No one wants to be yelled at by angry seniors when they’re trying to have fun.

Since the whole point of a student section is to support your school’s teams, it is completely unacceptable to push away support by yelling at underclassmen like you’re their parent. What gives seniors the authority to tell freshmen what to do?

Although seniors can argue that they were treated the same way when they were underclassmen, this contention is not a good justification for their exclusive behavior.

No one enjoys being excluded, so why continue the trend?

It is up to seniors to make a change and turn our school into an inclusive community that everyone can enjoy.

If this change is made, the atmosphere at games will likely improve, and the student section will be better able to successfully cheer on our sports teams.

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