So our mutual friends (I like to think) over at Onward State and The School Philly are at it again, this time debating THON. It is an interesting conversation but I feel neither side is willing to accept that both sides are right in this particular debate.
It all stems from this article by Onward State editor Kevin Horne, which points out some concerns about the execution and depiction of THON, which is coming off a record-breaking weekend event. While Horne runs through a number of thoughts about THON, and how it has become celebrated like an individual achievement by the students and loses emphasis on the kids that benefit from it (I'm paraphrasing a bit here), The School Philly has come to the defense of the reason to celebrate a good deed (again, sticking to the basics; if anyone feels I'm missing the point please feel free to chime in).
Nobody invited us to the debating table but I felt like sharing my two cents to the topic, due to my more (possibly) neutral...