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Students that left at halftime let school down

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Student organizations that won awards for homecoming floats or raising money for charity and left at halftime should be stripped of their awards.

At the end of the football game on Saturday, the student section was desolate as the Jags rallied to overtake the Owls in double overtime.

Winning an award doesn’t mean that you “won homecoming” as so many social media statuses said yesterday.

The Jaguar football team won homecoming.

Student organizations raised just over $1,000 with the penny drops for USA Children and Women’s hospital. Something we wonder of the organizations that won: how much money did you spend on the floats?

At the homecoming parade, one fraternity thought it was an appropriate time to promote a presidential political candidate instead of the Jags, and they should have been disqualified immediately.

Homecoming is for unity in support of the school, not your political preferences.

The selfishness exhibited this year is appalling, and in the future it should absolutely not happen again.

There needs to be strict regulation on how much is spent on floats and it needs to be equal across the board.

The entire concept of a penny drop is not about charity, it’s about competition and that is not what homecoming should be about either.

Are you really thinking about the children or women at USA hospital or are you just happy you’re throwing a dime in another bucket to hurt your opponent?

Halftime on Saturday was more of a mass exodus than a celebration of the University we attend, and it was embarrassing.

Many students spent more time tailgating than at the game itself and as coach Jones said, they missed a heck of a game.

The fans that remained got to see a team rally, come together and rise up against adversity. It wasn’t about the pomp or circumstance, it was about character.

“There was never any quit in their eyes,” Joey Jones said.

But so many students couldn’t even stay for the whole game to see it. If you want a campus stadium, step up USA. If you want a larger Jag fanbase, step up USA.

Lead by example. Don’t just follow people out of the gates because you share the same organization ties.

Written by Editorial Board

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