Dear Pauw Wow,
After reading the last three issues about the paper I feel some type of way. The articles that have been posted are negative and are degrading to the school. If you were writing these to get more attention, now you go it.
To start off the article that was posted about debt may have true statistics, but they have been twisted in a way that don’t explain the real situation. If not all, most of college students will be in debt no matter where they attend. Saint Peters is one of the few schools that I know of that give out as much financial aid as they do. To some people, Saint Peter’s isn’t their choice of school, but they were brought here for one reason or another. All the people that you are questioning are negative. I’m not saying that student’s don’t have a right to feel one way or another towards the school, all I am saying is that they should not be posted in articles to give the school a bad name. Open house is coming up soon, which means students will be able to see what is going on before they get here. Personally, I wouldn’t want to come to a place where their own students are bashing the school. I feel that this article is an opinions piece that had some facts that were twisted in it. Not to mention, this piece should not be something that is posted on the front page. What should be posted on the front page are accomplishments or positive things that are going on, even successful events that the school is having. For example, the golf team just recently won a huge meet and have placed in the tournaments that they have been to so far, why are they not front page. When the track team won, they were front and center. Do other sports not matter?
Not to mention, the articles about Honey are just getting ridiculous. I understand that positions in res life are a little short, but don’t speak before you know the facts.The reason why no one would talk to you is because there wasn’t a final decision till recently. She is not required to talk to you and that is her right. She was overwhelmed when coming into this job and the work load never stopped. As a res life staff, we work together, we are like family, so when you talk about Honey, it’s like you’re also saying something bad about everyone else. Honey was trying to make changes that would help out in the long run, Yes she was only here for a short period of time, but she was trying her best. Personally I feel that Honey was a kind person and was more than qualified for the job. She always would talk to me about what the next awesome program that RA’s could put on to get the student more involved. She was about was the students. No one could have fixed the preexisting issues that were going on in res life. As of today, we are still short staff member and I think that if she had a full staff, she wouldn’t have been so overwhelmed and things would be different.
As for what should be in the paper, I feel that more present issues should be posted. For example, the presidential debate is a huge topic going on that has caught students attentions. Why was that not on the front page? It’s a hot topic that students are interested in. There are so many activities that are going on campus that aren’t even addressed. For example, the Masquerade ball is tomorrow and all I have seen is flyers about it. No one knows what its about and its a way of advertisement. Even more articles about the best movies out in theaters or community service projects that are going on. It’s breast cancer month and the school is doing a walk. Community service is a way to bring the school together and help others. Not to mention, being a part of the bowling team, we were recognized by the NCAA for being in the top 10 for academics in all sports. Why is that not in the paper? Is that not successful enough to be posted?
I do enjoy the articles that are involved with the sports and community service. The article that Laura wrote about being more than an athlete was touching. Also, Sara’s article about the boys golf team winning their match. This is what should be in the newspaper, not pessimistic articles.
I feel that this paper would push away any prospective students that are interested. This would just make our image as a school worse. Not to mention, we just became a university and many changes are occurring. Patience is a virtue and I think that’s a motto that the paper should live by.