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An Open Letter To Penn State Athletics: Where’s Sheck Wes?

You’ve seen it, you’ve heard it. “Mo Bamba” by Sheck Wes.

The iconic song rippled through Beaver Stadium on an October night just four years ago, forcing Michigan to take a timeout before the first play of the 2019 White Out game.

The sound, the atmosphere, the intensity, the electricity. A moment, a memory, and now a video so perfect it sends shivers down the spine. You know what, let’s watch it right now, again, probably for the 100th time.

Being a Penn Stater in Beaver Stadium is like nothing else. It is a gift, having the energy of some 107,000 people, all rooting for one team, screaming the lyrics of “Mo Bamba.” And for the small number of people who weren’t rooting for the Nittany Lions, it could even be intimidating.

Penn State crushed it that night and if you go through the comments, this moment is what everyone remembered. Plenty of Nittany Lion fans wished they could’ve been there for the song and moment that went down in history.

What if it wasn’t just a memory? What if instead of a video on YouTube, or even a song in the stadium, we had the real experience on the 50-yard line for this upcoming White Out?

Yes, Penn State doesn’t love or support drunk kids menacingly and chaotically screaming rap, but for the White Out, there’s nothing it needs more.

Imagine the scene: Penn State fans are already screaming and stomping their feet in the stands with “Make Some Noise” on the screens and then Sheck Wes makes his way onto the field.

It is hysteria, it is chaos, but it is amazing.

Sheck Wes’ performance in Beaver would go down in history as nothing other than the best moment ever in school history. The crowd would go crazy, and I think it is time to honor Sheck Wes and his hit song for how much it has affected Penn State.

Even before the 2019 Michigan game, “Mo Bomba” became iconic with the players joining students for a post-game celebration in the 2018 win against Iowa.

It couldn’t be more obvious. Same team, same stadium, same song, just five years later.

Time and time again, “Mo Bomba” rallies Penn State fans. I sincerely think nothing would do the song more justice than Sheck Wes performing it himself in Beaver Stadium this Saturday.

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Alexandra Pepe

Alex is a senior from New Canaan, CT, pursuing the Master's of Accounting program and minoring in journalism. She spends most of her free time with friends, watching "Curb Your Enthusiasm", or trying to figure out the buses. Her favorite things are getting breakfast sandwiches on a Sunday morning, listening to new music, and... writing for OS, of course! She can be reached through her email [email protected].

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