Re: The Optimist, Oct. 15 “Chapel speech poorly timed for grieving” by Kyle Robarts, sports editor
We appreciate Kyle Robarts’ article “Chapel speech poorly timed for grieving.” His article, while respectful, points out a frustration that many of our peers hold.
It takes courage to call administrators out on the carpet and to stand up for the majority of students who are attentive during Chapel and respectable citizens of Abilene. Open dialogue between the student body and the administration, one that includes both praise and criticism, will bring us out of a superficial relationship into a more meaningful one. Therefore we hope that Kyle will not be reprehended for his words, but rather his atypical article will set a precedent not only for the Optimist, but campuswide as well.
senior English major from Abilene
senior sociology major from Abilene