scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 471
Tracy Willing English 1301 9152000 Traditions May Come But Should They Go When the sixty foot tall 2 million pound stack of logs came crashing down on Texas AM University students last November it left 12 students dead and 27 injured Not only did the ninety year old tradition result in death of human life it also became apparent that the traditions own life was at stake Should the tradition die along with those 12 students I think not Some opponents of the bonfire are stating that the tradition should not continue due to the recent tragedy They are stating that it is too dangerous an event to risk more lives And others claim the event was unsupervised and organized by a bunch of drunk students I say why discontinue a ninety year old tradition just because an accident occured Do we also stop all airlines from flying when an airplane goes down How about dismantling a 1000 mile stretch of railroad when a train jumps the tracks No We place rules and guidelines down and we IMPROVE Granted the examples I give are not so called traditions but they are a way of life as was the bonfire for the students at Texas AM So I say instead of putting the axe down on a tradition why not continue it with some professional structural design an annual safety review and more adult supervision Since 1909 the famous bonfire tradition has only been canceled twice Once in 1963 when President Kennedy was assisinated and last year due to the collapse The bonfire annually drew thousands to the University campus on the eve of AMs football game against Texas The bonfire was so popular it inspired a sculpture at the center of the AM campus So when University administrators gathered after the accident to decide the traditions fate college students and even parents of the deceased came to speak out Michael Self
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA