It’s not that I don’t like that our school’s passion for football; in fact, I enjoy all the hype and the build-up to Battle of the Bell. It is probably the most popular and exciting game of the year. At the game, people certainly seemed to be very spirited and they seemed proud to be from Mesa or associated with Mesa.
On Monday though, I was taken aback by all the posters, not just in the Senior Quad and all the other regular places, but even on the ground. I thought to myself, “They do know that these posters aren’t even going to last a day, right?”
I mean, ASB has put a lot of work into their posters in previous years, but I don’t remember it being this extravagant. I thought, well if I saw the whole school cheering my team and me on, I would probably enjoy it. But I started to wonder, why don’t they do this with every other team? I’ve never seen giant posters, much less posters on the ground for soccer. I’m only speaking for the sport that I play, but I don’t recall that same kind of attention for any other sport either. I understand that Battle of the Bell creates a lot of revenue for our school and that is why it gets so much publicity, but it would be nice if the other sports got some as well
When I saw the little Eagle drawings on the floor I was also surprised. I could not step on them, or even look at them. This might seem kind of ridiculous to some people, but it’s just the way I feel. I’m a vegetarian so the idea of stepping on an animal is so wrong to me. I know that they are meant to build up our school spirit and for all of us to cheer “Yeah, go Mesa! Stomp on those Eagles!” But in my head I’m thinking, “Oh no, I almost stepped on that little paper bird! That was so close!” Maybe I’m too sensitive, but when I walked by those posters on the ground by the ASB office, I tried so hard not to cringe. I don’t like to waste paper, so the fact that I had to step on all this paper upset me.
I recommend saving some of these posters. Perhaps ASB should invest in making a big banner that they can use every single year. I like our school spirit. There’s no denying that we have tons. I would just prefer not to step in paper or animals from now on.
I did really enjoy the Patrick posters though...
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