The Student Council has come up with something vital for the relationship between students and faculty. An event where both boys and girls play on the same team and people get to have fun. The ACS soccer tournament between high school classes has begun, however, it has several challenges that seniors have to overcome. The challenges come with the rules. One of them is that all matches for seniors will begin with the score of 4-0 to the opponent’s favor. The second tough rule that the seniors have to play under is that their goals have a value of 0.5 instead of 1. So, if you do the math you would notice that they have to score 8 goals to equalize the advantage that the other classes have.
Last Friday in the game between the seniors and sophomores the score ended up 8-4 in favor of the young ones. Although the sophomores only scored 3 goals and the seniors scored 8, the rules were followed.
This soccer tournament has the goal of promoting physical activity in school, to raise school spirit, to prove that Stuco does something for the students, to get to know better that person you walk next to on the hallway, and of course, to win.
The rules not only challenge the capability of the senior soccer team but also help the other teams win. Is it fair? Why would the administration approve this? Why would other teams play this tournament with such an advantage?
We don’t have answers yet, however, it seems pretty absurd to celebrate that your team won a match by the rules imposed because the seniors are “too powerful”, not by the real soccer rules imposed by the FIFA.
As Felipe Ríos stated “Yo no hubiera jugado el torneo siendo ellos”. He clearly gave his point of view about the rules. The other teams were underestimated badly. Well, the following matches will decide who plays the finals against staff.