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More Than 1,000 Sign Petition Demanding Seniors Attend ‘Blue-White’ Event

More than 1,000 Penn Staters have already signed a Change.org petition demanding Penn State reverse course and let seniors attend the Nittany Lions’ final spring football practice in Beaver Stadium on April 17.

The petition, started by Penn State student Nick Buttgereit, demands the university grant “this privilege” to deserving seniors to end their Penn State careers on a good note. Currently, only freshmen and football players’ families are permitted to attend in person.

“This year, for the Blue and White game, we have just been infomed [sic] that only freshman will be allowed to attend the blue and white game,” Buttgereit wrote online. “We believe that this privilege should be given to the senior class. Please sign if you agree that the students with one year left should attend instead of the students with three years left.”

Naturally, Penn State’s announcement Wednesday didn’t go over well with fans online. Many criticized the university’s plans and apparent disrespect toward seniors who’ve honestly been through quite a lot over the past year.

One signee put things rather bluntly:

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