From Aaron Allen Block
Thursday, Oct 6, 2011
This is my forth year as a student here at Florida Atlantic University and I can say without a shadow of a doubt that I love FAU. That being said, in all of my time here at FAU, I can truthfully say that every time that I’ve looked through the UP, I can count the number of good stories that have been printed on one hand and that includes if my fingers were worth half a point. It’s depressing that majority of the isues printed are not only biased, but down right deragatory to our wonderful school. Is FAU perfect no, no where is, and trying to get the voice of the students to those who have the power to make meaningful changes is a wonderful thing, but slandering someone isn’t how you convince them. I’ve been to many other schools around the nation whose university newspapers report accurate articles, that aren’t bogged down by a paper filled with more advertisements than stories, on the goings on around campus and can present an argument without taking a side like professional journalists should. Even if funding is tough and you’re trying to reach more students, there has to be a better method than your current one. It’s depressing that my school’s newspaper isn’t a newspaper at all, it’s more of a tabloid. More opinion than fact and more slander than story. Maybe it’s time for the UP to change? Everyone goes through change eventually right? Our beloved FAU has gone through much change, our lives have gone through an enormous amount of change, so lets have the UP changed.