Lariat Letter: Students more interested in Obama or West memorial?

By Christopher Ford

On Monday, the word got out fast that President Obama was speaking at Baylor University’s West memorial service.

As I attended class on Tuesday I heard more talk about his arrival.

All of this talk of Obama speaking at the Ferrell Center has taken away from the West memorial itself.

Many students are just going to the Ferrell Center to hear Obama speak and not remember the lives of those who were tragically killed in West.

Students must ask themselves a question on Thursday: ‘am I attending this service to see Obama or am I attending this service to remember West?’

I hope that students will be there to remember West.

– Christopher Ford
Peachtree City, Ga., junior