Letter to the Editor: Report the news, not the controversial

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Editor:

Could I just take a moment to comment on the stories that were featured on the front page of The Chronicle of Friday, Oct. 24?

I find them to be incredibly juvenile. “Sex in the Dark takes place in the Union.” Or the picture: “Woman puts condom on banana.”

I have a hard time understanding why an event that draws a mere 30 participants is front-page news, even if it is just a university paper. And what about the picture of two guys kissing?

I cringe to think that my tuition and taxes fund a newspaper that uses the same kind of shock tactics as the National Enquirer. Are you trying to increase readership, bug the Mormons, or are the people making these decisions just acting like a bunch of boys in the junior high locker room?

Dan Florence

Sophomore, Electrical Engineering