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Pepsi vs. Coke..

This is wrong on so many levels that I'm speechless.. 


>From: Eric Cordian <[email protected]>
>Subject: Student Refuses to Whore Himself, Gets Suspended
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>Date: Wed, 25 Mar 1998 14:32:58 -0600 (CST)
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>As if further evidence of the powerlessness of students, the violation
>of their free speech rights in public schools, and the unbridled
>arrogance of school administrators wasn't needed, we have this story
>out of Georgia, where a student was suspended for a day for failing to
>properly prostitute himself to corporate johns on behalf of his
>pimping principal.
>Maybe we should invite some heavily armed Arkansas middle school
>students to visit this school, and adjust its attitude. :)
>Additional factoid.  Pepsi regularly reprimands and fires employees
>who drink non-Pepsi beverages in the workplace.
>Should sugared water really be taken this seriously?
>EVANS, Ga. (AP) -- It's the real thing all right -- suspension.
>High school senior Mike Cameron is serving a one-day suspension today
>for wearing a Pepsi shirt on Coke Day, an event school officials
>crafted in an attempt to win a $500 contest run by the Coca-Cola
>Bottling Co.
>The boy was showing disrespect to guests -- the Coke executives who
>had flown in for the day Friday, Greenbrier High School's principal
>``I know it sounds bad -- `Child suspended for wearing Pepsi shirt on
>Coke Day,''' principal Gloria Hamilton said. ``It really would have
>been acceptable ... if it had just been in-house, but we had the
>regional president here and people flew in from Atlanta to do us the
>honor of being resource speakers. These students knew we had guests.''
>Cameron, 19, said he wore the Pepsi logo as a joke. ``That's my
>personality,'' he said. ``I don't like to follow the trend of everyone
>Mrs. Hamilton said Cameron also ruined a school picture, a violation
>that has drawn six-day suspensions in the past. Cameron said he didn't
>know a picture was planned.
>The Coke-themed day was part of an effort to win the contest. The
>award will go to the school that comes up with the best method of
>distributing promotional discount cards to students.
>School officials also integrated Coke into class instruction for the
>day, invited Coke executives from Atlanta headquarters 100 miles away
>as speakers and gathered students outside to spell ``Coke'' for the
>Cameron said no one asked him to remove the Pepsi shirt, and he
>changed into the Coke shirt later in the day. After he changed, he
>said, assistant principal Michael Kennedy took him out of class and
>asked if he'd been wearing a Pepsi shirt.
>When Cameron said he had, he was taken to the principal's office and
>given a one-day suspension.
>Eric Michael Cordian 0+
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