UNL Student Government looking, voting to end Husker balloon release

Some, including the Association of Students at the University of Nebraska, said the balloons hurt the environment.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – For the second time, UNL’s student government is looking to end the balloon release at Husker football games.

As many of you know, those helium balloons are released after the Husker’s first touchdown.

Some, including the Association of Students at the University of Nebraska, said the balloons hurt the environment.

They voted last Wednesday to end the balloon tradition.

“When they go up, they come back down, and there ends up being thousands of balloons a year in waterways and in fields of farmers,” Kat Woerner, with ASUN said. “I have actually talked to some farmers and they say they’re tired of going out to the field every Saturday after the football game or sometimes Sundays to pick the balloons out.”

However, ASUN does not have the authority to end the tradition itself.

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