The Chronicle’s View: We crossed a line

We at The Chronicle feel it is our responsibility to push boundaries, make people think, stir up controversy and spark debate.

Ultimately, The Chronicle is an independent and college newspaper, and it should reflect that. We aren’t The Salt Lake Tribune or The New York Times. We reflect what is happening to students at the U and get their reactions to various events and trends.

Our campus is made up of a diverse group of people, and sometimes it can be hard to accurately reflect all groups at the same time. What one person finds hilarious, another person finds offensive; what one person finds informative, another person finds worthless.

Obviously, some people will disagree with what we do, regardless of how we do it or why we do it-or even how well we do it.

At the same time, there are instances where we go too far.

This week, there have been several instances in which readers have let us know that we have crossed a line.

We would like to acknowledge the fact that sometimes we go too far in our efforts to put out an independent student newspaper, crossing the line of propriety.

In the case of this week, we feel like we crossed the line to an extent that warrants a response and apology to those who were offended.

We appreciate readers’ feedback in cases such as this. The content of The Chronicle is the result of the brainstorming of several individuals, and different individuals have different opinions about what constitutes good taste.

That is why we rely on you, our readers, to let us know how you feel about our publication.

This is not to say that we won’t continue to push the envelope in the future, but we will try to do so more conscientiously.

Now that we know what constitutes crossing the line in our readers’ minds, it will be easier to make judgments about future content.

We don’t promise that you won’t be offended in the future, but we do promise that we take your feedback seriously and we are constantly reassessing our editorial decisions.

In the end, don’t let our few slip-ups in judgment overshadow the positive attributes of

The Chronicle.