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Charla-update

The Charlatan, Issue 7

When I took over as editor-in-chief of the Charlatan in May, I thought putting together a 12-page paper once a month was going to be a challenge. At the time, it was.

But after publishing our first 28-pager of the year (only our second in the last two years) only a few weeks into the school year, I now know what a challenge really is.

That said, I was very pleased with how things turned out. This week’s edition of the paper includes a lot of great pieces, particularly in our news and sports sections. So far, our web site stats have been through the roof this week.

Although I’m happy with the result, there were definitely a few obstacles along the way . . . well, one in particular. The photo we originally had accompanying the story about fraternities and sororities being banned from rushing on residence was of a sorority member handing out AIDS awareness pamphlets in the atrium — she wasn’t actually rushing (otherwise known as “recruiting” new students). It didn’t even occur to me at first that she wasn’t rushing, until it was brought to my attention.

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