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Where are the students?


After reading through the Collegian Opinion Page today, I noticed a lot of mail reguarding the poor attendance by students during the home games.

Watching the Northwestern game, I couldn't help being frustrated every time the camera would pan out to show the student section.  Nearly 1/3 of the East Section seats (Juniors and Seniors) going into the 2nd quarter we left empty.  As I sat there watching with my family I heard comments such as, "These students just don't give a damn.  They'd rather be drinking"...so on and so forth.

A lot of blame can be attributed to the new ticket system.  Students have complained that it has slowed the seating process to a snail's pace, sometimes taking over 40 minutes to get from Gate A to their seats.  Let me put that in perspective to when I went to the Illinois game.  I was at the gate by 11:30, hit the head, grabbed a popcorn, found my seat and still had 15 minutes before kickoff.

So what can we do?

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