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Published: Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:06 p.m. MDT

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

People choose to be offended.

And these student "leaders" certainly don't speak for me. I'm a proud Ute who will NEVER sing a changed version.

This is PC just going overboard.

Anyone who is offended by the fight song - go find a new school to cheer for, we don't want you.

Filthy Kuffar
Spanish Fork, UT

Political correctness run amok.

Judith D.
Los Angeles, CA

The people of North Korea have been living under inhumane conditions for generations. Russia seems intent on recreating the Soviet Union and Cold War. Around 25,00 children die each day due to poverty. And yet the young people at the U are up in arm about the word "fairest"? Please, children (and you are children), focus your energies on something important. How utterly disappointing you are to alum like myself.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

This is one of the few times I agree with Chris B -

We have become a society of panty waists. A bunch of shrinking daffodils. Yes - we choose to be offended. And we have allowed a small minority to rule over the masses.

It offends me that this kind of nonsense is happening. What, are we supposed to sing, "A Utah Person I Am"??? Good grief.

JoCo Ute
Grants Pass, OR

Here's an idea for a new song for the student body government resolution. It's an old one and we all know the words. M I C K E Y M O U S E

Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

Good luck to this generation now in school, just as our generation did, you will create a world where others who have gone before would not like to be!

ImaUteFan
West Jordan, UT

Political correctness is killing this country. I'm a girl and have never been offended in any way by the words of the Utah fight song. In fact, I love it and am proud to sing it when I attend games.

This is totally L-A-M-E.

souptwins
Lindon, UT

ImaUteFan-- I find your message ironic when your screen name uses "fan" instead of "man". Isn't that what most are proposing the lyrics be changed to?

FT
salt lake city, UT

It's a silly, stupid song. I've probably been to more Utah sporting events than all the posters on this blog put together and it matters nada to me. We had our own version of the song anyways that we use to tease the Zoo fans with. Let the kids sing whatever they want.

FromSunnyStGeorge
ST GEORGE, UT

I'm really trying to find a reason to care about this. Wait... there might be a part of me that cares... nope. Nothing.

RonBergundy
SANDY, UT

Guess BYU had better change their mascot since the word "Cougar" has a bad connotation. Oh wait, that was the Corner Canyon High School that already did that.

Two For Flinching
Salt Lake City, UT

Pathetic leadership. The song should have stayed.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Absolutely ridiculous. Pretty soon my Utes will be the Red Birds or something worse. We live in a society now where everyone needs a trophy without earning one.

Cosmo1974
Woods Cross, UT

Seriously?!

TimBehrend
Auckland NZ, 00

Am glad to see these changes made in the interest of inclusiveness and formally rejecting the notion that males are superior despite a hundred years tradition. Never an easy thing to accomplish. Or quick.

Am not surprised by all the childish reactions, pouting, foot stamping whose ultimate purpose is to bully people who are campaigning for all of us to be kinder and more respectful.If it will make you Ute blokes feel more masculine, you could always go have a meal at Chick-fil-A.

I'm sure many of those students at the U concerned over issues of gender equality are also active in some other areas that letter writers are concerned about. Activists in one area tend to be active in other, similar areas of social and political concern.

md
Cache, UT

I concur with most of the comments already posted. Other than Kralon, I have no idea what that comment means.

The UofU has received a lot of money from alums like me. The operant term is 'has'. I won't give them another dime. The kids in student government can't see the forest through the trees. They choose to focus on the word fairest? Really? What a waste of time and energy.

They should be focusing on real issues. How about killing true racism at the state-funded University? Get rid of quotas and preferential treatment of applicants who are black or brown. Admit the smartest, best prepared students, regardless of their skin color, gender, religion, etc. Affirmative action died in Michigan because voters saw this plan as it is...a failed attempt at elevating the status of minorities by discriminating against members of the majority.

Wake up UofU student government! You are an embarrassment to those of us who graduated from that school.

gchris
rock springs, wy

The Utes have changed their policially incorrect name (Redskins) and their mascot (Crimson Warrior). Changing their politically incorrect fight song will just about complete the transformation. About that helmut decoration....

Jamescmeyer
Midwest City, USA, OK

While we're at it, let's change every instance of "mankind" in the writings of famous authors and politicians to "humankind" and... No, better; let's change the word "human" to "huperson". Let's also do something about that chauvanist woman-hating term "homo sapien". "Thinking -man-", really?

TwinsGuy
Savage, MN

Ya gotta love these Millenials - so focused on the things that don't matter while totally ignoring the real problems in the world...

RBB
Sandy, UT

It is interesting how our song suddenly becomes controversial after 100 years as student leaders try to out PC each other. Sorry, but I cannot see how being called the "fairest" is offensive. If this is what they are teaching at the U, maybe it is time to stop donating to the U and find a school where students have something important to do.

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