As a member of the Students’ Association, I was extremely disappointed to open the first issue of the Optimist for this semester, and what did I find but another article in the continuing series of editorials concerning Senate. The majority of the issues in the fall semester contained an editorial, and usually negative, I might add, about Senate and what was wrong with it.
Since the Optimist seems to be so good at making suggestions, might I suggest that the Optimist venture out and strive for some creativity, especially in the editorial section.
I can remember very few editorials from the entire fall semester which dealt with something other than Senate, and I would like to challenge the editor to strike out and offer his opinions on something national, or school-related, but not on the worn out subject of Senate.
As an officer, the continuous editorials do not bother me so much, but I feel that the majority of students have not received an accurate picture of what their student government has done by reading the Optimist.
I would like to challenge the Optimist to spend less time and space in the newspaper criticizing the mistakes and concentrate on the positive actions of the Senate. I will be the first to admit that we have made some mistakes-everyone does-but that does not justify reporting the bad and forgetting the good. I appreciate the Optimist covering the activities of the Senate and can take constructive criticism, but only if it is matched by equal coverage of the positive things Senate does.
I challenge the Optimist to accept this “recommendation for revision” and give the students a more accurate picture of what really goes on in their student government!
Senior from Abilene and SA vice president
Editor’s Note: This letter was re-published in the October 24, 2003 edition of the Optimist.