indicated that a Fire Marshal had imposed a body count limit on the hill, which greatly reduced space availability.
If so and although understanding the need to insure that participants are protected, such an action seems an overreach at best. I've never read reports of injuries among students on the hill; hence, devoid of such, why would the admin allow some zealot to screw with a time-honored tradition?
Admittedly, as a student in the 60's, the hill was used primarily by kids for cardboard sliding, which was hilarious entertainment in of itself. However, over the years the crowd on the hill has been part of our signature entrance. Perhaps, David Hood could provide enlightenment.
If it's merely a case of disinterest, then Athletic Department and student leadership could resolve the numbers problem. I'm thinking free admission, first-come-first-served, even extended among neighboring high schools, if necessary, providing all entrants are wearing our orange. The Spirit Committee could set up at the entrance, giving out flags, pom poms, signs, whatever. No doubt, a free beer wagon would do the trick! lol......
Re: Make it general admission again so those who want to
Nov 21, 2022, 8:58 AM
I agree. I get to my seat prior to the national anthem and don’t leave until after the alma mater is played. I have seen some folks with small children leave early and I guess I can understand that. We were not in position to attend games when our children were small and that is not a factor for us any more.