During this time of incomparable darkness hanging over Penn State, it is no time to turn our backs on the student-athletes at OUR university. The poster in the HUB yesterday said so much. This is a time for alumni, students, and fans to standup and work together to support what we all believed PSU has meant to us.
We may all condemn those involved for not doing the right thing, but how can we punish those that are the innocent bystanders? It can all be called collateral damage, but the game on Saturday is the biggest chance for our fanbase to stand up against what has occurred in the past. Is it possible to organize a collection for abused children in and around the stadium on gameday? Is there a way to show that what has occurred at the top of our university does not represent our fanbase at large?
After the massacre at Virginia Tech, the students banded together to remember those victims. Is it because of the sexual nature of these crimes, that we aren't able to stand against what happened as a collective group? Funds have been raised for countless charities over the years.
Just this season donations were accepted for the victims of the tornadoes in Alabama. The Nebraska game is our chance not to forget these victims, some assaulted on our own campus and at our own school. I do not know how logistically we can make this happen, but would hope to start a discussion to begin working towards a solution.
WE ARE PENN STATE!
WE CAN'T FORGET!