Sitting in front of the newspaper, wondering if you want to come out...
To the Editor: I am a senator with the Student Government Association. I am responding to the article "Sitting in the library, wondering if the cute librarian is married" written by "Mr. Gadsen Flag, Esq." in the January 24th issue of Newspeak. This is the problem that we have. When someone such as "Mr. Flag" sits back and does nothing but criticize behind a mask, he does no good whatsoever. To offer criticism is good. We would like to know how you see our faults and how they could be fixed. Just sitting there and pointing will never get anything done, as I think "Gadsen" should be well aware of. People around here always accentuate the negative and ignore the positive. Although this organization does not do many high profile projects, we do many things behind the scenes, through committees and talking with departments and administration. Things that do not get the publicity still have to be done and we do them. It is not fair to criticize us with such a narrow view. How many of you walk on the path behind Olin and Goddard Halls? Ever wonder why you aren't walking on a parking lot? Because SGA organized a student protest. You have to look at what SGA does for the student community instead of criticizing our shortfalls. No system of government is perfect. Also, I have a problem with the recent rise in the number of anonymous articles that have been appearing in Newspeak lately. Allowing such nameless authors to put these articles free of responsibility just creates a forum where people will start writing just to, say, settle a score. These writers, such as "Gadsen Flag, Esq.," are using the newspaper in ways that it was not intended for. "Gadsen," are you out there?? If you wish, please stop by the Student Government office on the first floor of Daniels and talk to the senator working the office. Maybe then we can listen to you and work something out. Jason Mickey
Class of '96