September 28th, 2002


got respect?

just sent in a letter to the editor, to TNH

about their editorial

"Apparently it is big news that college kids don't think beer is the most important thing in life. Apparently it's big news that we think environmental concerns are important enough on our campus to speak for themselves." Apparently you don't think your readers understand subtlety. Apparently you are willing to let your moral high horse block the spread of noteworthy information. All advertisements are designed to catch the attention of the lowest common denominator; that's the point. But to say this supports the idea that college students are seen as "mere 'beer drinkers'" is insulting to both college students and beer drinkers. Being intrigued by an obvious parody is far from having that be "the most important thing in life." Students, like anyone else, are whatever they want to be whether you approve or not, and saying someone drinks beer is hardly an insult. Furthermore, while "for a good percentage of [your] readership, who are under 21, drinking beer is illegal," if this study is correct that beer is better to drink than milk (available conveniently in all the dining halls), perhaps this law should be rethought. And it certainly shouldn't be the basis of an editorial decision.
P.S. I would hardly call something linked to problems from obesity to osteoporosis an "environmental concern."

let's see if i get printed this time. i still dont know why they didnt print my letter last year, no one was in the office whenever i called
  • Current Music
    knife in the water - - - party for the people of the open wound

"hello, i'm mr thinkstoomuch" "oh, perhaps you should cut down then!"

yeah so my new idol is a guinea pig. what's it to ya?

SO my plan for the weekend:

now- sit here doing whatever
8:45- get dormies and go to recycled percussion
after- drive to jay's party deep in the woods of candia. proceed to be astounded for much of the night
here is jay convincing me to go:

HalcyonTillDawn (2:41:32 PM): do you like.......
HalcyonTillDawn (2:41:57 PM): Techno (house,D+B,breakbeats).......
HalcyonTillDawn (2:42:03 PM): Glass blowing.....
HalcyonTillDawn (2:42:09 PM): Impressionism painting......
King Nixon (2:42:18 PM): why yes i do
HalcyonTillDawn (2:42:26 PM): nightime weling sculptue......
HalcyonTillDawn (2:42:30 PM): wleding
HalcyonTillDawn (2:42:34 PM): welding....
HalcyonTillDawn (2:42:37 PM): lol...
HalcyonTillDawn (2:42:48 PM): and hip hop freestylin?
extremely latenight/earlymorning- go home. sleep. something. trade cars with my mom so she can bring mine to be repaired tomorrow
3- work at the cumbys on union
11- something. go back to unh.
hopefully sometime this weekend- write my paper for essay writing, do my reading for ALL MY CLASSES that i've been putting off, read over sasha's essay, figure out my world englishes FINAL project topic, which she wants us to know by this wednesday.
  • Current Music
    Deftones - Germany 2000 - - Kill You (Eminem cover)