OUR VIEW: Too much cover-up on cheer squad
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 22:10
We don’t know all the details of why Jenn Hollingsworth recently stepped down as head Spirit Squad coach, but Hollingsworth has said she feels extremely wronged by people she once trusted.
The university’s official statement on what happened — a document our editorial board is extremely critical of — lacks any amount of substance or detail on the incident(s) and leaves us wondering what actually happened.
When everything is so hush-hush, it makes it seem like some big wrongdoing happened. We don’t believe anything illegal or overly scandalous happened, so why all the secrecy? If it’s not a big deal, then why not get everything out into the open?
Maybe it’s just a case of girls being catty and fulfilling all the stereotypes cheerleaders have been given. Maybe there was an actual problem that had to be dealt with.
The point is, no one knows; and it sure looks sketchy when one side is willing to open up but the other is so tight-lipped and afraid of showing their cards.