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Monday, December 17, 2007 

College newspapers are becoming dreadful

The Daily Nebraskan, a college paper, lists top 10 comics(!) for 2007 and shows why even university newspapers are in serious need of improvement:
1. Captain America, Issue 25
Few comics have garnered the mainstream media attention like this issue, and with good reason: it contained the death of Steve Rogers, Captain America.
This is what even college papers consider newsworthy?
6. The Flash: The Fastest Man Alive, Issue 13
Poor Bart Allen. He never had a chance - after a disastrous first story arch, the gears were set in motion to kill off the new scarlet speedster. What is different about this death is that the villains realize they have the wrong guy, but they kill him anyway.
Ugh, you can see that something is terribly wrong with the people who put that mess together when they start sensationalizing that too, and show just why maybe they're in serious need of counseling.

It's bad enough when most major newspapers sensationalize death, but it's worse when student officials start doing it too. And then we'll be wondering where any student emerging from college starts getting ideas of what would make a great story if they script comics.

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