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What is the deal with the school newspaper? Trained monkeys could put out a better paper than that. What can we do about this abomination against our student honor?

-- Doug Shackey (, May 30, 1999


the problem with the school newspaper is that nobody knows it exists; henceforth, nobody reads it, and as a result, the paper is free to suck.

-- thomas pynchon (, May 31, 1999.

What can we do? Well, truthfully, probably not much. If you want to become a member of the group of people who control the newspaper, you might someday be able to write an article of your own. But by that time you would be too corrupted to write anything good anyways. You can always write a letter to the editor, which might attract some attention. But in all honesty, the newspaper will probably continue to suck, especially the editorials. I will give the newspaper one thing though. During the last few weeks of class this semester, it featured an article on instructor Maria Warner which I thought was excellent. I commend whoever it was that wrote it (sorry, I can't find the paper at the moment). Anyways, if you are interested in seeing a college publication that does not suck maybe it is time some people got together and started an "alernative" paper at Sac City. One with content, wit, and insight. It would not be all that hard really. Hell, it could even be an e-zine type of thing. But I should stop giving away my good ideas now and concentrate on admiring the new Learning Resource Center. Right.

-- Eric Covey (, June 05, 1999.

Well!! I must say that I find this very insulting. I happen to write for the SCC newspaper and such remarks are unwelcome and unnecessary. We do our best with our limited resources and personnel. Maybe trained monkeys could do a sufficiant job but I do not see any of you submitting essays, articles, or even an idea! I always welcome suggestions from fellow students and would appreciate some encouragement in the future.

-- Gloria Lewis (, June 16, 1999.

What the newspaper needs is some king-hell stream of consciousness first person gonzo journalism. If the real story isn't interesting, jazz it up with the foibles of the writer. Put a point of view into stories. Let the writers talk about how they may or may not have had to stay up for three nights on crank to finish the piece. Break the staid, boring "rules" of contemporary journalism to create a commentary on the real, sometimes seedy, lives of SCC students. I will be proud when the SCC newspaper stands up not only as solid journalism, but literary art.

-- doug shackey (, June 21, 1999.

You could always pull an "Air Heads" and hold the paper hostage long enough to put something decent out. Either that, or as was said, put something else out. I'm...slowly thinking too hard, and realizing that either way, you're probably screwed. Can you afford to put something out other than an e zine on a section of a crappy free web site? Probably not. Can you round up enough people with something special to say, who will actually do it, or have the time to take away from school and work to do such a thing? I don't know. And last but not least, too late. I lost it. Damn. Wait, can you actually get the admin to allow you do to something so...anti facist? You'll be disturbing the sheepish peace they have instilled and cause a bloody revolution!! NO! Run. slow. stop.

-- Becca Mcmuffin (, October 26, 1999.

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