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            For this paper, I decided to write a letter to the President of the Student Government Association. I wrote the letter because I feel like RaiderGate should stay open during the home football games at Texas Tech. I chose to write about this issue because I feel like it affects me personally. Before every home game, it’s a big hassle for my friends and I to go out to the parking lot where RaiderGate is held, stay there for about two hours, then pack everything up and leave to go to the game. Then you have to find a different place to park your car, and find a place to sit in the stadium for the game. If RaiderGate would just stay open, I believe each students could decide if they wanted to stay there, or walk over to the game. I chose the recipient of the letter to be Jermey Brown. He is the president of the Student Government Association this year. The Student Government Association hosts RaiderGate, so I felt like they would be the ones who could do something about making everyone leave an hour before each game. Like I stated earlier, my claim is to keep RaiderGate open during the football games. There are many reasons why I believe this should happen. One of the arguments that I cited in my letter was the fact that the Student Government Association believes if students stay at RaiderGate during the game, then there will not be enough students to fill the student section in the stadium. This in turn, will make us look like we have no school spirit, and make the stadium seem empty for the athletic event. This however is not the case. I also stated in my letter, that you are never really guaranteed a seat at home football games. “ Once the student section is filled, it’s filled,” my idea is to leave RaiderGate open so the students that are turned away can still have a place on Texas Tech campus to watch the game and show their school spirit. The second reason that I wrote about was the atmosphere.