Defund the Daily...

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  1. Pat

    Pat Active Member

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    My main takeaway from this thread: I am shocked that kids no longer bring the physical paper to class to do crosswords and sudoku. Cellphones and laptops, I guess. #old.
     
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  2. SpokaneCY

    SpokaneCY Well-Known Member

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    I was WAY smarter when I was in college and my beliefs were the only beliefs worth believing. I was part of the Veteran's Info Center and we had an on-going war with the student government (Bomshad Mobascher or something like that?) about patriotism. I sat at more than a few tables handing out little flags or us constitutions and being a recently separated military member was fairly entrenched in the love it or leave it crowd.

    I've grown - just leave it! Kidding... Any who - I stand by my original generalization.
     
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  3. SpokaneCY

    SpokaneCY Well-Known Member

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    Bet they think a #2 is a deuce and not a pencil.
     
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  4. Bu4ISU

    Bu4ISU Well-Known Member

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    We get the daily delivered everyday to our house (I'm not actually sure if they deliver) but anyways it's always there by the time I wake up for morning cereal and coffee, and I give it a nice read.
     
  5. MeowingCows

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    Those damn things are still around.

    The pencils, that is. ISU loves bubble tests. However, it's apparent that they never taught any faculty members that #2 pencil lead is also found in mechanical pencils (which every student has)... So, I don't really know why they specify #2 anymore. That's basically the only type that exists anymore outside of an art room.
     
  6. They day they killed the "Just Sayin's" is the day the Daily died to me.
     
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  7. Cyched

    Cyched Well-Known Member

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    Agreed.

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  8. ISUCubswin

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    My (former, obviously) good friend was an editor for the Daily when they took out the "Just Sayin's."

    She said something along the lines of how "she understands why people are mad and knows the Daily can do better to make sure racist comments stay out of the section, but the comment was too harsh for them to continue the section."
     
  9. SCNCY

    SCNCY Well-Known Member

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    I don't think I ever saw racist comments in the just sayin section. I saw things like "hey hottie in the library, you should talk to me." Additionally, wouldn't the daily screen those comments before putting them in the paper anyway?
     
  10. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    They do screen them, the one that made the paper was cleared by whoever did the screening.

    The comment was something along the lines of "There are too many squinties on campus," in which the person who cleared the "Just Sayin'" believed they were talking about chipmunks, however some Asian students felt the Just Sayin' was aimed at them.
     
  11. farminclone

    farminclone Well-Known Member

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    I always found it ironic that the newspaper quit doing the "just sayin" portion because of their own inability to do their job. It was like they were trying to punish the student population when in reality they were the ones that goofed up.
     
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