LETTER: ‘Sex and the SUNY’ not appropriate for newspaper
Published: Friday, October 9, 2009
Updated: Thursday, October 8, 2009 19:10
Hello Cardinal Points. I am writing as a concerned, but frequent reader of the newspaper. I will cut to the chase and say that I think that it is disgraceful to have the "Sex and the SUNY" section of our newspaper.
I say "our" because that is exactly what the paper is, OUR school's newspaper.
As I read that article (Friday, Oct. 2 edition), I began to imagine what the parents of all Plattsburgh students would think if they were to read this newspaper — I know mine would certainly not be happy.
I understand that this is not the most traditional campus there is, but I can't help but think that those of us who feel that this is inappropriate were not even taken into consideration when the article was written.
I also understand that the reality is that these incidents do in fact occur on campus, but it's not up to the newspaper who, I might add, is supposed to be representing all of SUNY Plattsburgh, to put these stories in and turn some viewers away.
"If you don't like it, then don't read the paper", some may say. Well yes, I suppose I could read something else, but when this is the newspaper that is speaking on behalf of SUNY Plattsburgh, I think that as a student I should have some sort of say as to what is and is not put in the paper.
I am going to go out on a limb here and say that when the ‘Sex and the SUNY' section was not present in the paper, there weren't any complaints about how it is unfair to not be sharing our sex stories with the entire college and other readers of the newspaper. I am simply stating that instead of trying to make the students laugh about what should be considered personal information, lets take into thought that maybe not everyone thinks that this is funny or appropriate.
So finally, I encourage you to stem away from the liberal ideals that surround this campus, and just make an attempt to have a classy newspaper that all readers can enjoy.
I appreciate you taking the time to read this letter, and I hope my points are taken into consideration at the very least.