After Giants Super Bowl Win, Columbia University Student Suggests ‘Let’s All Take the Day Off’

In the wake of the New York Giants come-from-behind Super Bowl win, Columbia Daily Spectator staffer Jim Pagels has a bold suggestion for Columbia University administrators: Declare Monday a school holiday.

As he writes, “Whether you like it or not, the Super Bowl is a celebration of almost all things Americana– competition, consumption, commercialization, and cheerleaders and girls. . . . I think for one night, Columbia should encourage the cultivation of this far more practical cultural knowledge and let us catch up on all our work tomorrow rather than tonight. While the first Monday before classes is already a national holiday, can’t we just have a special university day of MLK remembrance tomorrow instead? Or would that be too practical for everyone?”

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