Re: "Graduate refuses to hide eagle spirit" (TNT, 6-5).
This is the most appallingly irresponsible piece of journalism in some time. Praise to the Clover Park School District for standing its ground. Officials there consulted a Native American specialist and reached out to Native American elders across the country to offer a compromise.
Rules are there for a reason. This is an invaluable life lesson The News Tribune could have taught Wave Wilson by declining to run her story.
Other symbols of spirituality, such as rosaries and crosses, are banned as well as mortar board decorations. Imagine the furor if a Christian student broke the rule and wore a cross, thereby offending an atheist student. Yet apparently no one is supposed to be offended by Wilson's apparent belief that her symbol of spirituality is far more sacred than those of others.
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Shame on her. However the most shame must be heaped on The News Tribune for failing to give voice to and lift up the hundreds of students who obeyed the rule.