Putting your money where your mouth is

By Paul Nasella
April 28, 2005

Over the past year, I have been a reporter for the Loquitur and over the course of the last few weeks, I have heard people say things about the Loquitur. I have heard people make fun of it, saying it sucks and so on. I have also seen the Loquitur just lying around on the floor of Founders Hall and on the floor of the men’s room as well.

All I have to say is that I can’t stand this disrespect. I can’t stand how people say things about the Loquitur. I wonder if these people have ever realized that when they say something about the Loquitur, they’re saying something about all the reporters, advisors and everyone else involved with the paper. In a sense, when they crap on the Loquitur, they’re crapping on everyone involved with it as well.

I wonder if these naysayers who have the gall to open their traps in disrespect have even thought, for an inkling of a second, about how much time, effort, blood, sweat and tears we reporters put into making the Loquitur what it is. We reporters, and editors especially, bust our butts week in and week out, nearly 24 hours a day, to make the Loquitur what it is. And believe me, putting a publication such as the Loquitur together is no easy task. I mean, if it wasn’t for us reporters and editors, the school wouldn’t even have a paper at all.

When I think about all of this, it just pisses me off. I mean, if these half-wits think the Loquitur is that bad then why don’t they put their money where they’re mouth is and become a part of the Loquitur. I mean, it is one thing to talk crap, but it’s another to act on it. From what I’ve learned through life, it takes a bigger man to stand up and act on something then to just stand there and do nothing about it.

Not only that, but until these people decide to grow a pair and do something about the Loquitur, they should just keep their mouths shut. Also, I wonder how much they would like it if they heard someone talk crap about them. I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t like it all and would try to do something about it. This is exactly how I, and I’m pretty safe to say, the rest of the Loquitur feels about this. We don’t appreciate it when people open their mouths in disrespect when they have no idea of all the hard work we put into the paper. Plus, if someone really does have something to say, there is nothing stopping them from e-mailing one of the editors or finding a reporter and telling them about how they feel or what they have to say instead of mouthing off in disrespect.

Posted to the web by Shane Evans

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