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Editorial: Efforts to Tame Rivalry are Misguided

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Modern sports rivalries are filled with passion and contempt; but they are also founded on respect. Rivalries must be handled with care because with high levels of competition come equally high levels of sensitivity from dedicated fans.

The MavLife editorial board believes that recent attempts to tame the Torrey Pines rivalry will negatively impact the preservation of Maverick school spirit. The recent ban of the popular “BEAT TP” shirts at the Beach Bowl game was handled very poorly, offsetting the gentle balance of the rivalry.

What is currently a very healthy rivalry between La Costa Canyon and Torrey Pines should be left intact, full of productive competition and empowering spirit.”

— MavLife Editors

While it was intended to improve students’ behavior prior to and during the football game, the administration’s decision caused the opposite effect.

The decision angered many students, which added a tension to the game that would have otherwise not existed. By restricting students’ right to wear the “BEAT TP” shirts, the administration unknowingly incited an even stronger determination to champion the slogan.

Students foster extreme pride in the level of recognition that the Maverick athletic program receives. We are capable of competing successfully against similarly accomplished programs, such as Torrey Pines.

Anticipation of the meeting of these two nationally recognized programs challenges both schools to improve in the hopes of claiming the coveted win.

The Beach Bowl is a community event that unites students, faculty and parents in the common goal of defeating the opposing rival. It is only logical that the purpose of the game is to defeat the opponent.

To not permit students to support that uniting goal through their attire is a direct breach of students’ rights to express their beliefs.

Continued attempts to increase positivity between La Costa Canyon and Torrey Pines will only result in negative consequences, rather than the desired positive change.

What is currently a very healthy rivalry between La Costa Canyon and Torrey Pines should be left intact, full of productive competition and empowering spirit.

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