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Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Today's Daily Cal is actually good!
The stories on the Lecture Series moving and on Tax Resisters have been already done elsewhere, true, but both have solid reporting. The three other front page stories are all well-written bits, and the long piece on Frat/High School tensions is the jewel of today's paper. A thorough examination of an issue featuring revealing anecdotes, multiple angles, and relevant statistics.
On a completely unrelated note, I'm considering applying to be a Daily Cal columnist this fall. Part of the application involves writing three seven hundred word columns. E-mail me with what I should write about.
Incidentally, doesn't that seem like a lot of work for a columnist job? What kind of people besides self-involved 13 unit English majors have time to write 2100 words in just over a week? Perhaps that's why so many self-involved English majors seem to get the job.
Another source of whiny English major bias: three columns at 2100 words only gives time for the self-involved rant and the feelings-based ideology rant. Doing research and conducting interviews for a column, which is what I would like to do, is out of the question.
I should write one of the columns on Shirts, just to spite them.
(Note: I really did like the Daily Cal today. The columnist stuff just happened to be at the same time.)Email This Post!
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