Newton South student editors at Denebola say the decision by Principal Joel Stembridge to cancel Powderpuff was a mistake that lead to the “recent lack of school spirit among the student body.”
Stembridge did not go about his decision in the correct manner. In fact, he himself admitted he wished the conditions had been different. But in getting rid of such a tradition, he created a gap between the fall and spring—the two times when school spirit is at its peak. There’s also the concern that the annual pep rally won’t be strong enough to give students and faculty members the spirit they need to make it through the ever-stressful winter.
The forward-thinking editors go on to suggest an alternative. Read about it here.