Powderpuff changes shock students

Powderpuff changes shock students

Simran Devidasani

Change isn’t always fun, but sometimes it’s a necessary evil.

This year, instead of playing Powderpuff football, Leadership has changed the sport to team handball for one year, due to the upper field construction. And while it may be an unpopular decision, we need to make the most out of it.

LET’S CHEER: The class of 2012 showing off their Powderpuff football spirit at last year’s games. However, due to field construction, this year the sport for Powderpuff has been changed to team handball. Photo by Kevin Tsukii

For many years, students have looked forward to one of the most exciting Homecoming traditions on campus, Powderpuff football. Our blood runs purple and gold as we scream, jump, and cheer our respective teams.

    Students will never experience the true fury and extreme spirit of MVHS unless they attend a Powderpuff game. However, this year, it is impossible to hold the Powderpuff games and practices on the upper field due to construction. Thus, the sport has been changed to team handball. Many students are furious about these changes since we have had Powderpuff football as a Homecoming tradition for so long but it definitely hurts the class of 2012 the most, since itís the last year they’re ever going to be here to enjoy this experience.

However, this field update has been necessary for a while now and has been for a very long time now. Our school is the last in the district to update our track and field and football fields.

 Currently, our upper fields cannot host home games until this new construction update comes in. Home games are supposed to give athletes an advantage, since they have more of an audience and athletes are familiar with the field that they are playing on. Itís a win-win situation when we can host our own games at home. In addition, when other students come to our school, we want to be able to proudly show off how nice our schoolís fields are. The benefits of construction definitely outweigh this temporary loss.

Besides, team handball isn’t bad at all. It’s a fast-paced game where the goal is to get the ball in the other players’ goal. Some compare it to a mixture of hockey, soccer and basketball. It’s one of the most popular sports in many European countries.

Team handball requires lots of strategy, training, and is much more interesting to watch than a dodgeball game. There is a need for coaches, dedicated players, and of course, dedicated cheerleaders. Leadership couldn’t have picked a better alternative to Powderpuff football than Powderpuff team handball.

Since there’s nothing that can be done regarding this construction, the whole school should help make this Homecoming experience one of the most unique and fun experiences for not only the seniors, since it is their last year here, but also the entire school body.

After all, you will never discover something new and exciting if you don’t try it once first. You never know, this could be one of the best Homecoming experiences if we all are willing to jump on board the team handball idea.

As long as the guy cheerleaders stay, right?