Lookin’ pretty cool with your pants on the ground

DKS Editors

When we heard the Sigma Nu fraternity was dropping their pants for breast cancer, we were a bit worried. But considering the great cause, we think we can handle a week of pantless fraternity brothers.

The Sigma Nu fraternity brothers decided to ditch their pants this week, but don’t be alarmed, there’s actually a good reason behind it.

They’re fighting breast cancer.

In hopes of raising awareness for the cause, the brothers chose to sacrifice their warmth and security and sport everything and anything other than pants.

Hula skirts, spandex shorts and maybe even bloomers will turn heads at their various events on campus throughout the week.

The fundraiser started Monday and all money raised will be donated to the Northern Ohio Breast Cancer Coalition Fund.

For those of you who are skeptical about this excuse to strip, we were too.

First of all, it’s cold out and flu season is upon us. Lord knows we can’t afford a flu epidemic, and with students gallivanting around sans pants in this weather, no good can come of it.

And then there’s the question of why shed pants for breast cancer?

We know they’re trying to help out and raise awareness for breast cancer. We just don’t understand it.

Furthermore, we could consider the stereotypical explanation that fraternity brothers are perverse and just want to find any excuse to shed their clothes and the clothes of others.

But overall, despite our skepticism, we’re not buying it.

The obvious explanation seems to be that the brothers wanted to throw a little fun into the mix and draw more people to the events — pantsless.

Whatever the reason, it’s a great cause. It’s even better that a fraternity is participating in a selfless act and showing their care for an illness that doesn’t typically affect them.

So instead of shedding your shirt for breast cancer this week, drop trou and donate!

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.