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Bailey Hurley, Published March 10 2012

Double standard at Davies game

As a West Fargo High School student, I recently attended a boy’s basketball game at Fargo Davies High School. Fargo Davies always has a lot of school spirit and that night was no exception. The student section was standing and cheering, and the game was close.

West Fargo students were next to the Davies students and had an unusually large following at this particular game. Throughout the first half of the game, many Davies parents continually yelled at the West Fargo students to sit down or to find another place to stand in the crowded gym. At halftime, a Fargo Davies representative told the West Fargo students that they had to sit for the entire second half. As we sat, the atmosphere changed, and the game shifted. The Fargo Davies student section continued to stand and cheer for their team with no repercussions.

As the game heated up, some West Fargo students timidly stood and some remained seated for the remainder of the game. I believe we were treated unfairly and hope that in the future, each team playing and cheering at Fargo Davies High School is treated as equal. Because at West Fargo, we encourage school spirit, not squash it.