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I am writing this article to protest the lack of coverage by the Isla Vista news-suppress. I have written two articles previous which were changed. In general, there is a lack of good comprehesive journalism in the student paper. The news-suppress is a student paper AND SHOULD SERVE THE STUDENTS!!!!!.
I don’t know how many times I have picked up the paper and found stories about the eco system or some crap about the regents. Often I don’t understand half of the stories in the paper because they are so boring. Students want to read about issues that affect them.
You should increase awareness of things in the community and help people. Like the homeless. They need to be sheltered. We have to fight stereotypes too. Fighting descrimination is not addressed enough in the Isla Vista News-suppress.
Many students at UCSB need to look at their behavior and make choices. Since I have come to UCSB five years ago I have had three roomates, all of which did something that was illegeal or immoral, and both. As a member of the community I stepped in and got them all help. There are heroes on campus fighting all of these problems and they are very under-represented in the media. This is what is wrong with the main stream media, they focus on what I don’t care about and only report on the plovers or nuclear labs run by the university.
In summation, I have tried to report on these problems repeatedly in articles I have written for the Isla Vista News-suppress. They have censored me time and time again. WE HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK OUR MINDS IN THE NEWSPAPER. The News-Suppress has the responsibility has good journalists to print what the readers want to read.
Very Sincerely Yours,