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School spirit important for University, take pride in school

I didn’t realize how important school spirit is to me until I went to Wisconsin.

A couple of weekends ago, I had the opportunity to go to Wisconsin to take photos of the football game.

I expected Camp Randall Stadium to be packed with fans wearing red, but little did I know that the entire city of Madison would be the same.

I went to breakfast at the Denny’s next door to the hotel I stayed at on Saturday morning.

I was shocked to see that the entire staff was wearing either Wisconsin apparel or something red.

That Denny’s is 20 minutes away from the stadium and I knew that as I got closer, things were only going to

get crazier.

On the University of Wisconsin’s campus, everyone was wearing red.

Though the stadium was nearly empty when I walked in, I got to watch it fill up with 79,000 people as time went on.

The student section was still being filled well into the second quarter of the game. That student section could’ve filled the Doyt.

And it was the loudest I’ve ever heard anything outside of a concert.

Seeing all of those people wearing red and hearing a crowd that loud made me realize that our University’s school spirit is lacking.

I know that we don’t go to a Big Ten school and that we don’t have a football stadium that can fit 80,000 people.

However, there’s no reason we shouldn’t show the same amount of school spirit.

On game days, I don’t see people wearing orange and brown unless they’re going to the game. Our stadium isn’t packed.

Even on Falcon Fridays I don’t see many people participating.

And I find that disappointing.

I’m not saying that everyone has to love football and get excited about it.

I am saying that we need to show more pride for our school.

I know that the University may do things that really tick us off.

But at the end of the day, we made the decision to attend school here and should be proud of it.

Football games just happen to be a great way to show school spirit.

Even if you don’t like football, go to a game with friends.

You might find that you enjoy it.

Even if you don’t go to a game, wear orange and brown on game days.

This applies to any game.

It could be basketball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, etc.

If you think that it’s too difficult to do that, it’s not. Many of these games fall on the same day.

The University is a great place.

Be proud to be a Falcon, and show it.

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