Every year the topic of not coming to fall Olympics arises among students. Quite honestly, not coming to school for Fall Olympics is downright silly.
Fall Olympics is the one day a year that the student body gets to come together and take a break from the school week. It is timed so perfectly at the end of the first quarter and is a great way to unwind after a first nine weeks worth of work.
Teamwork and camaraderie is something that does not occur when you stay at home going through your twelfth season of Law and Order: SVU on Netflix.
Regardless of whether students like Fall Olympics or care about being entrusted with the freedom to have a day dedicated to nothing but downright fun and goofing around, they should come.
Students that do and do not come to Fall Olympics can both agree, Fall Olympics are better than school. If the “no-show” attitude amongst students keeps up, there is a very realistic possibility there will be no such event in the future.
This is taken even a step further by students who decide to come to Fall Olympics and leave early. A group of juniors did such this year when they left to go eat lunch at St. Agnes Academy. Consequentially, they were given Saturday detention. You deserved it.
Actions like these can anger the administration even more than just not attending Fall Olympics at all. By doing such, students are intentionally misleading the school and disrespecting all of the people who worked so hard to put Fall Olympics together.
Even if you could not care less about Fall Olympics, come. At least by coming you keep the event alive and let your other, lazier classmates, remain at home starting on season thirteen of Law and Order.