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USC Student Tells Administration 'Bye Joe Biden'

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Students graduating from the University of South Carolina on May 9th will have to limit the number of guests they can bring.

Tickets will be required because the commencement speaker will be Vice President of the United States, Joe Biden.

Many students are upset about this decision, especially senior Brie Nurse.

“I would love to have the Vice President speak at graduation, but I’d rather have my family there if I had to choose,” Nurse said.

Nurse’s older sister died a few years ago and her family was never able to see her graduate from college. She says that makes her graduation on the 9th all the more special to her family. Many relatives are hoping to see her walk across the stage.

“To tell people that they can have four to six people that can share their moment with them? I don’t even have the word for what that is,” said Nurse.

She started a petition for students to sign sending a message to the university that tickets shouldn’t be required. In just a few days, the petition has received not only attention, but over 1,700 signatures.

“Most of us will have to tell our grandparents they can’t come,” said senior Emily McDonnell.

The university recently made the change from four to six tickets and Nurse believes that is due to her petition. But she says she won’t stop until they eliminate tickets all together.

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