• http://odtobe.thecomicseries.com Guelettis

    Let me get this straight…

    There were 2 alleged assaults on campus on the 20th/21st, but the main headline of The Torch this week is the upcoming Panera Bread and ALDI? Yikes. Those are some messed up priorities…

    Even if The Torch did not want to cover these specific alleged assaults, why didn’t The Torch choose to do articles on assaults/rapes/other crimes on college campuses in general?

    I know the alleged assaults were a while ago (and one suspect was even lodged in the county jail), but that seems like something that deserves more than a news brief…

    • Alex Wittman, News Editor

      Thanks for your input. The Torch appreciates reader input and values your opinion. In response to your comment, I personally spoke with Captain Cook about the alleged assault, and after consulting the Editor-In-Chief, I decided that the best way to present the information was in “On the Record.” Following the October attempted sexual assault, the Torch ran a column about assaults on college campuses. Feel free to look it up in the archives, if you’re interested. Thank you again for your input.

    • Alex Wittman, News Editor

      Thanks for your input. The Torch appreciates reader input and values your opinion. In response to your comment, I personally spoke with Captain Cook about the alleged assault, and after consulting the Editor-In-Chief, I decided that the best way to present the information was in “On the Record.” Following the October attempted sexual assault, the Torch ran a column about assaults on college campuses. Feel free to look it up in the archives, if you’re interested. Thank you again for your input.

    • Alex Wittman, News Editor

      Thanks for your input. The Torch appreciates reader input and values your opinion. In response to your comment, I personally spoke with Captain Cook about the alleged assault, and after consulting the Editor-In-Chief, I decided that the best way to present the information was in “On the Record.” Following the October attempted sexual assault, the Torch ran a column about assaults on college campuses. Feel free to look it up in the archives, if you’re interested. Thank you again for your input.

    • Alex Wittman, News Editor

      Thanks for your input. The Torch appreciates reader input and values your opinion. In response to your comment, I personally spoke with Captain Cook about the alleged assault, and after consulting the Editor-In-Chief, I decided that the best way to present the information was in “On the Record.” Following the October attempted sexual assault, the Torch ran a column about assaults on college campuses. Feel free to look it up in the archives, if you’re interested. Thank you again for your input.

    • Alex Wittman, News Editor

      Thanks for your input. The Torch appreciates reader input and values your opinion. In response to your comment, I personally spoke with Captain Cook about the alleged assault, and after consulting the Editor-In-Chief, I decided that the best way to present the information was in “On the Record.” Following the October attempted sexual assault, the Torch ran a column about assaults on college campuses. Feel free to look it up in the archives, if you’re interested. Thank you again for your input.

      • Guelettis

        Hello Alex,

        I’ve submitted a letter to the editor with a bit more of my concerns with this issue. Yes, I am familiar with the column you wrote in October. Unfortunately, this column was really more a testament of “It could have been me” than preventing assault or problems on the campus. It was also a little on the victim blaming side. I doubt that was your intention, but the content was there.

        Thank you for attempting to interact with the readership.

        • Allgaib

          There’s been quite a few events this school year either on campus or nearby that held self defense classes and meetings to talk about this very thing. I think it’s much more effective to hold events like that instead of just mentioning it in the newspaper. They’ve already covered the topic during this school year– now it’s time for other outlets to help spread the word. It’s not solely the Torch’s responsibility to tackle the issue of campus assaults.

        • Allgaib

          There’s been quite a few events this school year either on campus or nearby that held self defense classes and meetings to talk about this very thing. I think it’s much more effective to hold events like that instead of just mentioning it in the newspaper. They’ve already covered the topic during this school year– now it’s time for other outlets to help spread the word. It’s not solely the Torch’s responsibility to tackle the issue of campus assaults.

        • Allgaib

          There’s been quite a few events this school year either on campus or nearby that held self defense classes and meetings to talk about this very thing. I think it’s much more effective to hold events like that instead of just mentioning it in the newspaper. They’ve already covered the topic during this school year– now it’s time for other outlets to help spread the word. It’s not solely the Torch’s responsibility to tackle the issue of campus assaults.

        • Allgaib

          There’s been quite a few events this school year either on campus or nearby that held self defense classes and meetings to talk about this very thing. I think it’s much more effective to hold events like that instead of just mentioning it in the newspaper. They’ve already covered the topic during this school year– now it’s time for other outlets to help spread the word. It’s not solely the Torch’s responsibility to tackle the issue of campus assaults.

          • Guelettis

            I very much agree. A demonstration or talk of prevention is always better than words. I’m happy to hear that others are taking initiative on the campus.

            My issue is really more with the complete lack of priorities with subject matter. I somehow doubt that the potential opening of a new store/restaurant is literally the most relevant thing to the students.

            It would be nice to see The Torch take on some bigger issues…

      • Everyone at Ferris

        you are absolutely the most closeted money shielded girl on campus. hiring on only to advance liberal bias and denying ferris of any real news talent by filling a spot reserved for a proper newswomen/man. your articles are bland, under researched and tasteless. the torch will be better with your graduation.

        • Ferris alum

          I wish I there was a love button and I could high five whoever wrote this comment. Absolutely perfect!

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