February 28, 2008

When student governments attack

From the Chronicle, big news out of Montclaire State (ok, every bit of news out of Montclaire State is big news):Apparently, last month, the student newspaper, The Montclarion, took issue with student government's tendency to operate in total secrecy behind closed doors and filed a lawsuit, to which student government and its fearless president, Ronald F. Chicken (seriously) responded by shutting down the newspaper entirely. Shoot first, ask questions later.It seemed like such a promising relationship, but now the Montclarion and student government have decided to formally seperate. Not because recieving $16,500 per semester constitutes a conflict of interest, but because they just couldn't get along.The appropriate Woody Allen quote, I believe, would be this:

"I'm what you would call a teleological, existential atheist. I believe that there's an intelligence to the universe, with the exception of certain parts of New Jersey"
All of this, though made me think about the Maroon's relationship with SG. Sure we've had our differences over the years. Actually, we've had a lot of differences over the years. But I don't think we'd ever take them to court, nor, for that matter, do I think they'd ever try to freeze our assets. And at the end of the day, isn't that what really matters?Plus they're bloggers, too.