51 thoughts on “Vuvuzelas Need to Go

  • September 7, 2010 at 3:08 pm
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    Friday night teenage boys were selling these horns at the entrance to the stadium, prior to Scots/Mexico Tech football game.

    I can only speak for myself and all those around me, but we found them very disruptive and spoiled the home football game experience.  They also conflicted with the Highlander Band.

     

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  • September 7, 2010 at 3:15 pm
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    My husband and I were enjoying our new reserved seats and were shocked and annoyed by the horrible sound those annoying items made! We assumed some annoying kids brought them …. i am outraged we actually sold them! Perhaps they will not return for the next game ????……

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  • September 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm
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    Let the students enjoy cheering on their football team? It seems like a football game would be a great time to allow for a little obnoxiousness.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 3:40 pm
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    Have the Seniors circulate a “rumor” that they will be blowing said vuvuzelas at the next pep rally and see how long they last.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm
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    Personally, I can’t believe the vuvuzelas are any more annoying than the screaming middle school girls that get up and leave every 20 seconds. If we want to hear the band over the vuvuzelas, we need more band members.

    I think the boys selling them are a pretty industrious lot. Don’t put yourselves in a knot. They are being outlawed everywhere else so it’s only a matter of time.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm
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    AMD, you stole my thunder. I want to marry you.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 5:07 pm
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    Just be glad you weren’t in the student section. The kid behind me was literally blowing the vuvuzela right in my ear. And it was impossible to hear anyone during the 1st quarter, but luckily several people seemed to get bored and so it was slightly better after that.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 7:22 pm
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    Wow stop complaining. Let kids enjoy their youth. The vuvuzeuelas are definately not more annoying than your whining.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 7:23 pm
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    the people whining are stupid its just a horn its not as annoying as a little kids running around and yelling. and if you dont want to come to the next game then dont nobody cares if you do somebody will keep your seats warm

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  • September 7, 2010 at 7:33 pm
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    look, if you dont like the ‘brrrrrr’ dont go to the games. im sure it wont hurt anyones feelings. im sure it will give you plenty more time to blog about OTHER pointless things that bug you.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm
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    WE WILL KEEP DOING THIS JUST FOR YALL (; (; (;

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  • September 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm
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    The vevuzelas played at the scots game were not only offensive to my African American race, but to every young believer of the teachings of Malcolm X and Dr King worldwide. The instruments should be banned along with the name-calling towards the African American players on the opposite team. My grandfather always told me not to let the ignorance of inferior beings bring me down, but this vevuzela blowing has gotten to the point where lives are being lost and the virtues in which we live by and follow everyday are being destroyed simply because 21st century caucausion males think they have the right to do whatever they feel is morally acceptable in the country that was practically discovered by African Americans. My ancestors did not travel across the oceans in a crammed wooden boat towards this country that should have the decency to respect the thoughts of other races just to be violated and abused like a fly. So, America, think twice before you make a sorry attempt at lowering my peoples’ self esteem. That is all.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm
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    Those of you who are complaining really need to cut it out. The vuvuzelas are going to stay at the games. Our administration has nothing wrong with them and the football team loves them. if you dont like them dont come, we dont care and id rather not have a bunch of people complaining about noise at a football game; wear earphones if you want. And for you Reggie your comment makes zero sense, the vuvuzelas were made for the South American national team by the people of South Africa in order to show pride for their nation, if you honestly think that this has anything to do about race I may God have mercy on your soul because you are sorely mistaken. We got the idea to blow the horns this summer while watching the world cup, and thought it would bring a great tradition and asset to our student section at the games.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm
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    Alright first off Reggie Nagel I think you have read into this a bit too much. Me and my friends sold these vuvuzelas to not only make a profit for ourselves, but also to increase the school spirit that has been lacking the past couple of years. There were any number of kids that came running up to us after the game asking us to buy more vuvuzelas at the next game. If you can’t handle the kids having a little bit of fun….. it is a high school game you are welcome to stay home but we want to support our friends loud and proud. Furthermore we are not going to stop selling vuvuzelas, we have the right to. If you have a problem with that you are welcome to come up to me and speak with me about it at the game, I’d love to actually settle this like adults in person instead of gossiping about it on the Internet.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 10:40 pm
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    i am going to order more to distribute in spie of all of you “bloggers” if yall want any come and find me in front of the stadium. cost is $5 and comes in red or blue

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  • September 7, 2010 at 10:47 pm
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    Ok listen Reggie, you are a complete idiot. Blowing a horn does not disgrace the black race. That’s not the only dumb thing you said, don’t worry. Malcom X and Dr. King had two completely different teachings. Think before you type something so stupid. The people selling these are genius and you should feel dumb for not thinking of such a good idea first. Blowing horns are annoying sure, if you don’t like it leave. I don’t think anyone will care whether or not you are there. That is all. Go Scots, keep blowing the vevuzelas.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 10:49 pm
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    merritt patterson, you are pretty damn annoying to say the least. i dont understand why people (if they even do) like to read your bullshit.My guess is that they are trying to get a quick laugh in so they come to look at your stuck up comments. Personally, i get a kick out of it. I think you should not attend any Highland Park events because all you do is bitch. Instead of taking in what is around you, you find the little things that seem to annoy you. I realize that you have probably only been around people who give you what you want, but it aint reality. Get outta Highland Park and actually experience the real world because i guarantee you, you haven’t. You have a problem with vuvuzuealas, dont go to the game, its that simple. I believe there is a radio station that you could listen to the game on. 1190 am? check it out, but I am sure that you’ll be able to find some errors with that as well. But hey, thats what you do best. I dont respect what you do at all, obviously, and quite frankly i don’t see the point in you harassing youngn’s. You’re always one to point a finger at someone, just remember that there is always three pointing back at you. Keep it real and keep it classy, its hard i know.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 10:53 pm
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    And all of you other idiots who find them to be annoying or disruptive to the band, don’t go to the games. Football games are gonna be loud either way, your dumb for expecting the ability to hear the announcers at a home game. The kids selling them are genius and you all are absolute bafoons for thinking this idea was outrageous. If you want to hear a band then go to a concert, thats not what a FOOTBALL game is for. The ones complaining are all stuck up HP parents who complain with the thought of a disruption in their perfect lives. Stop putting that reputation on HP and live with the noise.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 11:00 pm
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    Yup. Sell something obnoxious. Make a buck. Who cares about anyone else?

    These boys are on a great path to grow up and become insurance defense lawyers or lobbyists for the oil and gas industry…

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  • September 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm
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    Secret You can actually hear the band really well if you sit in the visitor section. ANd vevuzelas have been banned at many stadiums. Let’s hope they do that here.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 11:18 pm
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    Why are HP moms so stuck up and feel like the world revolves around them. Literally the parents need to chill and let the kids live their youth and have fun. Have you ever thought of ear plugs. Wow they invited those didn’t they. What do you expect to go to a football game and be able to hear the crickets. NO!!!!!!! It’s going to be LOUD. Get use to it.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm
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    I am sorry, but this is all so ridiculous. Kids will be kids. People need to take a step back and remember that. Additionally, the man of African descent needs to realize how absurd and unfounded his comment was. There is absolutely no need to turn this into some commentary on race. That is an uncalled for and rather uneducated statement. These are a fad with absolutely no derogatory intent behind them.

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  • September 7, 2010 at 11:46 pm
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    im pretty sure they play the football games on TV. maybe thats a better place for you judgemental, vacuous, dramatic HP parents. plus theres more room for you guys to stick your noses in the air from the comfort of your own couches!

    GO SKATS

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  • September 8, 2010 at 12:17 am
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    Oh my goodness, Reggie needs to chill OUT. I really don’t think the kids were actively plotting to be racially insensitive by blasting these horns! While they probably were annoying as he*l, it is a high school football game…and unfortunately, the precedent for their use was set at the World Cup. It’s not like they were blowing ’em during Communion or something.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 8:40 am
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    Wow.

    Umm, Reggie was being sarcastic. I thought it was pretty funny.

    Forget Vuvuzela’s, I’m skipping right to air horns. Sure, it’s annoying, but I’m just exercizing my HP given right to do whatever I want, whenever I want. Nothing I love more than spoiled rich kids calling out their spoiled parents. Precious.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 9:13 am
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    I am almost at a loss for words at the nasty comments written by no doubt students. Almost. I am in disbelief at the self serving, thoughtless and impetuous attitudes that has been thrown around by these CHILDREN. I would be embarrassed if this was my kid. HP Senior, I appreciate that you would like to settle this like adults, but honestly I doubt that would be the case considering your immature comments. Just because you can do something does not make it an inherent right. Is there not a law against selling goods without a permit in the city of UP? Parents are there to support their kids on the football team, drill team and band. They too have a reason to be there. The horns are obnoxious just like your attitudes.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 9:51 am
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    Chris Harker, JJJJJJJJJJJJJJJJ, John wilson, Reggie is an idiot, my nukkah, Hpfan, Scots student, HP Senior, anonymoussenior, REP HP, pat masack, AP, Scotsfan: Just thought you might like to know that the IP addresses are registered on a server that the newspaper has access to. They will know whether you are separate people or one or two people writing under multiple aliases. Personally, I hope they check and let us know so everyone who has posted on this comment will know whether each of you is voicing your opinion or whether you are 1 or 2 kids who think your too smart for us adults.

    Secondly, you sound like a student so let me clue you in on something; iT’S THE PARENTS THAT PAY PROPERTY TAXES AND THE INVESTORS THAT BUY THE BONDS THAT PAY FOR YOUR EDUCATION AND THE FACILITIES THAT MAKE UP HP HIGHSCHOOL. You have no freaking say in the matter. We parents could care less about your opinion and whether your going to make money on your noise makers. If the parents opinion is that the noise makers are obnoxious then they will be banned without regard to your opinion.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 9:52 am
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    Merritt’s right. Mindlessly blowing a horn at all times during a sporting event has nothing to do with rooting for your team.

    Scots student is right: he can blow his horn to “speight” the parents (which, in fact, demonstrates that it was never about supporting the team in the first place).

    Reggie: I have no idea what you’re talking about.

    Merritt haters: on her behalf, thank you, and keep on reading.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 10:28 am
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    I don’t see the problem with the horns as long as they are blown only when the Scots are on defense. Other schools have cowbells or propane tanks full of bb’s. Might as well blow those horns. But only on defense. The offense needs to hear the audibles.

    Screw the band. They take 2/3 of the game off to get ready for halftime or take a break after halftime. So few people pay attention to the game anyway that the horns make up for those sitting on their hands.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 10:45 am
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    HP, please go back to teaching the students correct grammar, coherent sentence structure, and what sarcasm means. Oh, and Merritt is correct/awesome.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 10:50 am
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    I’m not a student, but “it’s the internet” needs to understand that this is a blog that invites comments. If you don’t like the comments, threatening to track down an IP address isn’t going to invite people with dissenting opinions. After all, isn’t that the point of the blog? They may be students, but I think they will have an opinion on something that they feel affects them.

    Anyone who watched the World Cup saw this coming down the track. The vuvuzelas are banned in numerous places, and, as my student indicated, they are banned from pep rallies already. Take a chill pill folks, this too shall pass. Let them have some fun for a little while, even if they do have a bad attitude.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 11:28 am
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    It’s the internets and Reggie are the same person, right? Both were pretty funny but the irony worked better with Reggie.

    I’m just gonna guess but I’m pretty sure the bond on the stadium has been paid for years. And between the activity fees, tickets, concessions and Sports Club I would guess the football team is more or less self supporting.

    There was a team in the playoffs a couple years ago that would fill propane tanks with ball bearings, others go crazy with cow bells, now the mighty Scots have horns. This seems like one where people should chill.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 11:32 am
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    AMD,

    It will prevent a person having multiple aliases giving the same opinion more than once.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 12:02 pm
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    Its the Internet,

    There are ways to get around that too. Besides, the comments you are referring to were inarticulate and childish, and it appears they got exactly the reaction the kids were looking for–regardless of how many kids wrote them. I think most people see those comments for what they are. The ominous threat just seems pointless–especially when it sounds like someone from the paper who supports this blog wrote it.

    If you are unhappy with the stupid horns, voice your opinion to the administration. Quite frankly, I find the competing drum corps equally annoying when they practice before the half time show. Unfortunately, I can’t stop that.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm
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    I sat next to a bunch of kids blowing their horns and actually I didn’t really notice them during the game. Kids screaming was much worse than the horns.

    All the kids have iPhones. There is an App you can download of the Vuvuleza for free. They can just play the app if they want to make noise.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 12:51 pm
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    Jgo,

    Your guess would be wrong about the stadium. New lights, new PA system, did something with the press area and they did something in relation to a seal coat on the concrete floor of the stands. There was no irony in my previous comment. When you pay for it you can have the right to be part of the decision-making.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 1:23 pm
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    I have a solution to the problem. The next time we sell vuvuzelas at the game, we will sell ear plugs as well. Seems logical to me

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  • September 8, 2010 at 2:52 pm
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    Wait, you can sell any ole cr*p you want at football games? My kid can just buy a couple of cases of any little doodad, show up at the stadium on game night and sell it for cash – and keep 100% of it? WOW. See ya Friday night, my kid will be selling some colorful, loud, obnoxious hoo-ha that we can get overnighted cheap.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 4:42 pm
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    Im confused why so many people are complaing about “those obnoxious kids”. It’s a High school football game so aren’t the kids the ones who are supposed to be there supporting there friends? Come on parents chill out and stop complaining because you hardly notice it after 5 minutes. Stop whining… it just teaches your kids to do the same when they get older. Vuvuzelas should stay. Remember everyone, stay smooth like me…. Keith Stone

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  • September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm
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    The Vuvuzelas were painted either gold or blue, and nobody seemed to be too offended by them. It’s not like the world cup where there were thousands. I even overheard someone jokingly telling the band director that he “should consider starting a new band”. It’s a sporting event, people are going to go crazy, especially seniors, so let it be. If no body is at risk of getting hurt, no need to worry.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 5:16 pm
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    Vuvuzelas are here to stay. The administration has no problem with them. In fact, they loved how loud the student section was last week. Or if you overreactive parents choose to get them outlawed, we’ll just move on to the next loud and “obnoxious” noise-maker. And as for you Kmom, don’t you have anything better to do than post sarcastic comments on here? Just let us have fun supporting our friends. In a few months, the season will be over anyway. But until then, quit whining and let us have a good time.

    That is all,
    $KA

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  • September 8, 2010 at 5:50 pm
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    The industrious young man who actually ordered the vuvuzelas is no doubt laughing right now, as the reaction evidenced by this blog is probably exactly what he was aiming for. Go Scots!!!!!!!

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  • September 8, 2010 at 7:44 pm
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    ok reggie, if you african american, what were you even doing at the HP game anyway?

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  • September 8, 2010 at 10:14 pm
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    Its the internet, just shut up nobody wants to hear you talk and just so you know the hp football players have a carwash also and with sports club who ever said they support themselves are right so just shut up dont go to the game because you probably dont even kno what you are watching you are just taking up space so just leave.

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  • September 8, 2010 at 10:46 pm
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    I just ordered 200 more vuvuzelas for the next home game! Cant wait to sell them and blow them as loud as humanly possible so that all of these prehistoric fun hating old folks who don’t support the scots will leave the game. LETS GO SCOTTIES!!!!! P.S. I have a solicitation permit… And you don’t even need one as long as you dont go door to door or sell on of school property.
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  • September 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm
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    Its the internet, we know who you are- You are welcome to come to the senior section next home game and voice your concerns to us “delinquents”. Why would they trace my IP address? There’s not one thing that I could get in trouble for. I was simply posting my opposition. You are just upset that you’re getting stood up by a teenager.

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  • September 9, 2010 at 10:50 am
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    Hang on here….”stood up by a teenager”…I thought this was a students are hipper than us older folk, not another odd guy at the park wearing gloves thread…interest waning.

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  • September 9, 2010 at 5:54 pm
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    Well hpstudent 2, I have all the right to come to any Highland Park High School event I please considering my son attends the school. I will not stand for anyone trying to hold me back from going to the football games and I would appreciate it if you white fellows would stepp of my black ass. I’ll have you know I am a proud sponsor of several African American based corporations and if you would like to email me regarding a problem you have with me, I would be more than happy for you to contact me at either of the two work sites of mine. Contact ->(Reginald Nagel).
    http://www.becauseimblack.com/
    http://www.blackpanther.org/

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  • September 10, 2010 at 10:11 am
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    Every senior class needs a rebellious theme. I think the class of 2011 just found theirs.

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