Thursday, November 26, 2020

U cant cheer for other colleges

I am writing in response to James Jahnke’s column about his Ohio State Buckeye loyalties (“It’s OK to be a huge Buckeyes fan in East Lansing,” SN 11/2). I have just four words for you, sir: Give me a break. I was born in Columbus and spent 18 years of my life living in Ohio and rooting for the Buckeyes. I learned all the fight songs, went to games, and proudly wore my scarlet and gray on the day of the big University of Michigan game. I am a born Buckeye, but the difference is when I came to State I left my Ohio State paraphernalia at home.

Ever heard the phrase “Be true to your school”? Well sir, that is what I recommend you try to do. When I decided to leave my home state and become a Spartan, I did it with my whole heart. An emotional attachment because you lived somewhere as an infant? Please. MSU is where my friends are, where I am getting the education that will last my entire life. Don’t you think that demands at least some loyalty? I cheered for the Buckeyes for 18 years of my life, but I am not in the habit of doing things halfway or selling out the school I love. On Saturdays I’ll be in green and white, rooting for the team from the university that is helping me build my future. I hope you’ll do the same.

Lindsay Frederickson
journalism sophomore


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