LSU’s mad: Student paper publishes op-ed saying students ‘shouldn’t feel pressured’ to support football

A student newspaper on campus can serve the student body as a voice for its problems, or it can also issue its own share of contreversial or unliked opinions.

Such is the case with a diverse student body. The latest offering likely won’t sit well with many of its readers. One writer doesn’t feel its necessary for students to prioritize football games. While it’s only fair that each student should be able to use their weekends how they want, it’s at least a little flawed that they come to an SEC school and don’t expect people to live and breathe football.

Friends shouldn’t give you a puzzled look or stink eye when you tell them you picked up an extra work shift or are going back to your hometown for the weekend instead of attending the next home game. Games are fun and a great way to spend the weekend, but it’s not fair to expect every student to exude the same amount of passion for the games.

Games are fun and a great way to spend the weekend, but it’s not fair to expect every student to exude the same amount of passion for the games.

Some students need to spend that day working because they need the money, and others want to go out of town or stay at home on game days. Maybe crowds might cause anxiety or you just don’t want to deal with getting to and from campus on a game day.

 The LSU fan base is passionate, but the Tigers also aren’t doing themselves any favors to try and keep fans in the seats this season. As they visit Florida on Saturday, it seems like the kind of game which will show whether or not the Bayou Bengals have any chance of turning their season around.

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