Breaking Bad News: The Censorship Ends Here

Photo courtesy of Google Images and imperium.com.
Photo courtesy of Google Images and imperium.com.

Photo courtesy of Google Images and imperium.com.

A decision has been made. It may not be popular, and definitely won’t be wanted by some but, as journalists, it is our duty to write the truth.  It is our responsibility to provide the community of Reinhardt with the information that it needs to function with integrity, knowledge, and awareness.

Today we decide as reporters for our peers and superiors, to no longer deprive you of knowledge that is rightfully yours. We will allow ourselves to be censored no longer.  You deserve to know that we have been held back–forcefully restrained and denied the opportunity to share with you the unsavory details –crime, corruption, and conspiracy – -of our community, Reinhardt University.

It stops now.

No matter what hand tries to stifle us –– we will present you with the truth, quickly and honestly. We won’t be silenced. The censorship ends here.

“…public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues. Conscientious journalists from all media and specialties strive to serve the public with thoroughness and honesty. Professional integrity is the cornerstone of a journalist’s credibility.” – Society of Professional Journalists, Code of Ethics 

Mizaru, Mikazaru, & Mazaru  

Reinhardt: Take Four

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As a senior at Reinhardt University, I can honestly say that I feel like I’ve had the privilege to see it grow at an astonishing rate.   Here’s a quick timeline that outlines my take on the “rate of Reinhardt change” here:

Freshman Year : Reinhardt is a 4 year college entirely run by Music Majors. They are found ALL over campus. They outnumber everyone else, and recruit more than any other clique on campus. Beloved Loose Lip Larry is fired, but opens a restaurant off campus serving some delicious southern cooking that students from Reinhardt craved.  It closes by the time we get back from Christmas. Yay for Waleska?

Sophomore Year: Reinhardt is now…a university! Yay! Signs are being changed all over campus, people are upset because of rumored rising tuition costs. Reinhardt “goes green” even though it doesn’t really take effect until next year. We lose our long term Res. Life Director and move Shay up as acting Director. Reinhardt begins to hire more employees and professors that agree with the new “changing Reinhardt” theme. Life goes on…but with bed bugs.

Junior Year: Changes are happening even more at Reinhardt beginning with the food. We sign on our new contract with Sodexo, current food provider, and hopefully ease our food troubles…but not really. Public Safety has a new leader, they try to crack down on parking. Commuters resist the new parking, shocker, right? Announcement is made that Reinhardt has new Graduate degrees for working, or non working, adult in the community. Many recent grads are back for their next two years. Football is on the rise, Art majors cry because the art barn is destroyed. Buildings are built, insanity ensues as the acceptance rate sours for new incoming freshman. Bed Bugs Redux.

So, Reinhardt has changed. ALOT. It scares me a bit, well actually the freshman scare me a bit, but who don’t they scare? Anyways, Reinhardt has managed, somehow, to keep a small school feel with a few hundred new freshman….they outnumber my upcoming graduating class by 3:1. Kudos to those in charge, but I’m also not staying 3 to a room.

So this is my Senior Rant of the Week. Hope you enjoyed it.

Samantha Canuel, Editor in Chief

What’s the Purpose?

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In many ways, Reinhardt is incredibly small. Actually, let me rephrase that: In EVERY way, Reinhardt is incredibly small.

From the sizes of the dorm rooms to the sizes of classes, Reinhardt is a small community. And because of the ages, young adults, we have here it’s incredibly similar to a high school.

But Reinhardt is more than that. It’s a place to find friends, create and resume and wish you had gone to a bigger school by your second or last semester.

Even though Reinhardt has it’s flaws, as all colleges do, I’m extremely supportive. No, I don’t go to all the sporting events. No, I don’t get involved with SGA meetings or RA events 24/7, but there are ways for students to enjoy their time here.

The purpose of this newspaper is to show students, faculty, staff, parents, and visitors what really happens at Reinhardt. That includes the good, the bad, and the ugly. And that’s okay.

So, in end, don’t hate the journalists. We are just doing what we do best.

Enjoy your time here Guys. It really is a great college.

I hope you enjoy this newspaper too, but if you don’t, I suppose we’re just doing our jobs.

Just a Word from the Wise,

Samantha
Editor In Chief

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