Opinion: mums should be done

Wearing one of the biggest mums on campus this year, senior Hallie Hunter shows off the type that annoys students such as columnist Dea-Mallika Divi.

Brian Higgins

Wearing one of the biggest mums on campus this year, senior Hallie Hunter shows off the type that annoys students such as columnist Dea-Mallika Divi.

Dea-Mallika Divi, Staff Reporter

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Homecoming is here and for years there has been a long tradition of wearing mums. But all traditions have to come to an end at some point especially ones that cause annoyance to everyone around them. This is the case for Homecoming mums.

There is a wide variety of accessories that can be placed on the mum including aggravating bells. They create a ruckus whenever the person moves creating a farm like environment throughout the school.

Mums are always the center of addition wherever they go, especially where they’re not supposed to. The bells are constantly making noises disrupting classes as students turn their attention to the mum rather than teacher.  

I understand why girls like mums. They show that your date actually cares enough to get you something expensive that has accessories for all of the activities you’re involved in. But should a big, feathery and noisy necklace be it? Wouldn’t you prefer he take you to a nice restaurant or bought you cute jewelry? Why must a mum be the only thing thing that shows your date’s interest in you?

They also cost so much money for the guy. Most guys spend at least $100 on them. That is a $100 he could have spent on buying you and himself so many other things. These boys are only high schoolers; most of them don’t even have jobs yet.

So yes, mums are an unnecessary bother. They are loud and cause headaches for everyone around them and are a waste of money. Rather than mums, we could go back to real flowers; they’re cheaper and cause less of a scene.