Prometheus von Cornsilk (kingnixon) wrote,
Prometheus von Cornsilk

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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

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