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    Gonzaga Students Asked To Stop Yelling 'Brokeback Mountain'
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    SPOKANE, Wash. -- Fans of No. 5 Gonzaga have been asked to stop yelling "Brokeback Mountain" at opposing players.

    The reference to the recent movie about homosexual cowboys was chanted by some fans during Monday's game against Saint Mary's, and is apparently intended to suggest an opposing player is gay.

    The chants were the subject of several classroom discussions over the past week, and the faculty advisers for the Kennel Club booster group urged students this week to avoid "inappropriate chants" during the Bulldogs' Saturday game against Stanford, which was nationally televised on ESPN.

    "We implore the students of the Kennel Club to show the nation this weekend what makes Gonzaga different," Kennel Club advisers David Lindsay and Aaron Hill wrote in a letter in the student newspaper, the Bulletin. "We challenge the students of the Kennel Club to exhibit the class, the creativeness and the competitive drive that has become a foundation of this great university."

    Mark Alfino, a professor of philosophy at Gonzaga, said the matter had been widely discussed by faculty and students.

    "Many faculty members have brought up the discussion in their classes," he said. "They find none of the students have been comfortable with the chant, and that's a good sign."

    Ryan Olson, the president of Helping Educate Regarding Orientation, a gay-straight alliance on campus, said the chants are just the latest incident that shows GU is struggling to make gays and lesbians welcome on campus.

    In a letter to the Bulletin, the HERO membership wrote, "This is not even remotely the first time that Kennel Club chanters have chanted homophobic phrases at basketball games."

    "A lot of people in the Kennel Club say it wasn't them" that chanted "Brokeback Mountain," Olson said. "But there's something to be said about apathy as well. Students didn't stop people from saying it."

    In Friday's Bulletin, senior Callie Monroe wrote a column calling the chants a case of "outright discrimination."

    "Imagine yourself as a homosexual individual in the midst of your peers, classmates and friends during this 'Brokeback Mountain' cheer," Monroe wrote. "I simply do not understand how a student body claiming to live by Jesuit principles of acceptance and respect for all can allow an incident like this to happen and remain silent."

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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    HAHA! Awesome I wish we had thought of it first.





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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    WHO CARES!
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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    I think we should do it tomorrow night....

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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    With another "most outrageous fan" contest we better have something big planned.

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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    I won't be there, but y'all should do that, stupid paper due Thursday.

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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    i have a paper due thursday and i am writing one now at 4:06 AM.. i will be there

    I will yell broke back mountain for you

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    I'm with you Steltz... 49 essay questions due Thurs and 1 Bball game! Brokeback here I come!

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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

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    Sadly I'm still up, but I'm calling it quits for the night... I'll see you tomorrow at the the game! Good luck and God's speed!

    "T"

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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    I hope you don't do this. I agree with all chants and yells to liven the place up and, even, get into the skin of opposing teams. You guys do a great job with that, but this can be offensive to a whole group of people - including many Tech fans.

    I am sure I will be blasted for this post, but that is OK. I have never backed away from controversy.:icon_wink
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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    With as P.C. as our future is looking, i'd love to give a big FU~Q to the P.C. crowd! MY generation has some REALLY thin skin that needs a good jolt occasionally.
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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    Quote Originally Posted by champion110
    I hope you don't do this. I agree with all chants and yells to liven the place up and, even, get into the skin of opposing teams. You guys do a great job with that, but this can be offensive to a whole group of people - including many Tech fans.

    I am sure I will be blasted for this post, but that is OK. I have never backed away from controversy.:icon_wink
    My plasma blaster is in the shop right now getting recharged, but I'll get you one of these days..:-) We'll see how the evening goes tomorrow.... *halo*

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    Quote Originally Posted by T
    My plasma blaster is in the shop right now getting recharged, but I'll get you one of these days..:-) We'll see how the evening goes tomorrow.... *halo*

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    Re: Gonzaga's Brokeback Mountain

    ok well come up with something besides Brokeback Mountain....It's been done.

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