If you haven’t already, go vote in the spring student elections! Vote “yes” to pass the Rec Sports Master Plan, which would create four brand new Rec Sports facilities across campus. Vote “yes” to make exercising and intramural sports more comfortable and enjoyable for the many future generations of University of Wisconsin-Madison students to come. And most importantly vote ‘yes’ because that’s the Badger thing to do. I already know what you’re thinking: Why should I care about something I probably won’t even get to enjoy during my time in college? Well, I argue, because it’s the right thing to do. As UW students, we pride ourselves on being the best at many things. Madison has been voted the best college football game-day town, “Jump Around” has been ranked as the best college football tradition, Wisconsin is recognized as one of the top party schools in the country, the school’s academics are documented as some of the most elite in the nation. The list goes on and on. I don’t see why we can’t add one more perk to the list of UW’s luxuries and have the best rec sports facilities in the Big Ten, too.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve mentioned I attend UW to someone, and they’ve said what a great city Madison is to live in and how lucky I am to go to such a great university. My only response is, “I know.” There’s really nothing else to say. It really is the greatest combination. And I think the remarkable student body and faculty that make up the university and a lot of the city have come to expect it to be renowned as one of the country’s premiere schools and cities. In the wake of The Daily Cardinal’s first installment of the Action Project series last week, I think we can all agree that when we say Wisconsin, we may not be saying it all regarding campus climate. But despite the many unanswered questions and room for improvement when it comes to diversity throughout campus, voting “yes” on the Rec Sports referendum will only help to bring more truth to the claim, “When You Say Wisconsin, You’ve Said It All.” So go vote, Badgers. It’s not too late to make a difference and give the next generation of UW students the best possible rec sports experience. Voting is open until 5 p.m. Wednesday and more information about the plan can be found at http://uwmadisonrecsports.wordpress.com.
Do you agree with Christian’s plea to vote “yes?” Is this a good investment for UW students? Please send all feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.