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« AuburnTCBY wrote on Friday, Feb 11 at 09:47 AM »
Great article Mackenzie Cogle! Thanks so much for getting the word out. Let's make sure the Free Yogurt for a Year winner is from Auburn! War Eagle!
« paynern wrote on Friday, Feb 11 at 09:09 AM »
And The Plainsman wrote this, why?
« ColtonCampbell wrote on Thursday, Feb 10 at 09:55 AM »
I could not agree more. I've been thinking all week about how you can't call on free speech to protect your writing something disagreeable, and then ignore it when people are saying something you find disagreeable. The comment section on the now two-week-old column should have been open the entire time, and it should definitely be opened now, after the fact.
« blackandyellow1 wrote on Tuesday, Feb 08 at 12:43 PM »
I was skeptical about the App at first, because there are so many apps claiming to shed lots of light to the social scene in Auburn. But I downloaded it, and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT. It's my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE APP. It keeps me more connected, and I am now the GO-TO person my friends come to when we're figuring out what to do around town. I LOVE LOVE all the cool features it has, including the push messages, which always get me at the front of lines. NO MORE WAITING! Bonus: Todd, a creator of Pulse, is a STEAMY HOTT and ultra-cool bartender at Sky. AUBURN PULSE ROCKS!
« indie25 wrote on Monday, Feb 07 at 06:01 PM »
Haha ok... You have been to high school classes and maybe a few college courses and few parties.... you know everything!!! It is cool, at 17 or 18 I thought I knew everything too. I am a angry bitch, this is true...ignorant no...and jealous..I guess so because you say so and know me so well!! Thanks for your pity... I'll take the fact it came from a kid in to account.
nothing like that ability to get laid, right??
You are a chick. Enough said.
But thanks for the update...
I am not posting anything else or reading anymore responses but I am sure ya'll will.
« wareagle33 wrote on Saturday, Feb 05 at 12:34 PM »
I have the app, and like it. But what's not mentioned here which I might use more is the website and Twitter account. The same stuff is at auburnpulse.com and you can follow AuburnPulse on Twitter. Todd bartends at Sky and tweets when different things are happening not just there, but everywhere downtown.
« aubie4ever wrote on Saturday, Feb 05 at 08:10 AM »
As a graduate of Auburn University and a former history teacher that worked tirelessly to instill critical thinking skills in her students, I could not agree more with The Plainsman's take on this situation. Let me first make clear that I realize that the response to Miss Tsaltas' column is that of a small group. Therefore the entire student body should not be criticized.
I don't know what I'm more disgusted with...the Bama-like division of Greek and Non-Greek or the inability of SOME Auburn students to use the most basic of reasoning skills.
One of the things that I love about Auburn is that one's greek affiliation, or lack-there-of, has never mattered. Membership in the Auburn Family has always taken precedence to any other affiliation. I say that as someone who was a member of a sorority but whose closest friends were "independents" during our college days.
Less superficial and most troubling is the failure of a group of students at my beloved Auburn to decern between opinion and news in a newspaper. This is symptomatic of a larger and more serious problem. Individuals are graduating from high schools and gaining college admittance all while lacking basic reasoning skills that are absolutely vital in a republican democracy. In the humble opinion of this individual, that is the real tragedy and source of outrage.
As expected, irrational, ridiculous and even violent reactions is what you get from the unenlightened. My heart breaks that this is happening at Auburn. I hope that the level-headed majority will take this as an opportunity to open a rational dialogue.
« brotastic wrote on Friday, Feb 04 at 02:14 PM »
You misunderstand me. Many of the comments, such as "you should jump off of Haley Center." fall into a completely separate category than does this article or even godhatesfags.com. (Which I find to be an extreme example, how can you even compare the playful jokes made towards the greek community in Tsalta's article to such a shocking site?)
This website is not owned by you, the government, or the public. If the Plainsman.com suddenly decided to copy and paste everything from godhatesfags.com onto this site, and then ban the IP addresses of anyone that replied to an article in a way that demonstrated any degree of lack of support, they can do so, although I expect the resulting decline in Auburn applicants and Alumni funding should this occur to be considerable. The website is in a way privately owned and thus they reserve the right to freedom of speech (printing an article that makes fun of your hat) and the right to disable your ability to reply to that article on this website.
For example, if I were to open a restaurant, I could, as the manager, say whatever I damn well please in my restaurant, just as I could in my own house (as long as I avoid any kind of harassment lawsuits from my employees). I could also have anyone removed from the premises that I deemed harmful to my business, for example if a women approached a man dressed in military attire in my restaurant and began to speak her mind to him about her dislike of the military, I could demand that she stop or have her removed from my restaurant. Is this wrong, have I acted "unconstitutionally?" Should I be forced to allow conduct which I deem inappropriate to continue on my own property, all in the name of freedom?
"Not to mention, there is no limitation in the United States constitution that says an individual may say whatever they want, but a group’s opinion should be strictly LIMITED" -I never said this and in fact "came close" to saying the opposite (I do not believe this situation is even close to being a human rights issue.) The fact that Tsalta's article addressed a community (along with its gentle nature) means that it is far less likely to be viewed as verbal harassment than a message from one individual to another encouraging suicide.
So if you will, please find the constitutional documentation that protects your right to enter private property and begin screaming at the top of your lungs that everyone else in the establishment sucks and should die. This is, in essence, a similar situation. Yes, Auburn University receives state funding, but it is still a business and theplainsman.com is a face for this business. If they don't want people to act like a jackass on this website and disgrace Auburn as a whole on their own website, too damn bad. This is a wonderful school with a wonderful student body, and it is a pity that a few emotional kids abused the privileges granted by The Plainsman to make personal attacks against an editor, making us look bad in the process.
"community’s right to actively respond." -What exactly does this mean? Appropriate active response would be something to the effect of a member of the greek community and plainsman writing a counter-article highlighting the positive experiences of greek life, or even poking fun at non-greeks. Hell, you can even hold up a sign somewhere saying "Tsalta is jealous of my super hot leggings!" or write her some hate mail. I regret to inform you, however, that utilizing a university facility (theplainsman.com) to verbally harass or threaten the editor, is not and should not be anyone's "right." theplainsman.com is not a branch of the federal government and it is not a public forum for highschoolers to gang up on the guy they don't like, even if that guy might say some mean things to you first.
None of this would even be up for discussion had the replies remained to the effect of "I think this article went a step too far," but they didn't, they progressed to whiny, childish personal attacks against the editor. I am not arguing that the printing of an unpopular article should not warrant negative feedback. If you don't like an article or you think it reflects badly on Auburn, and people agree with you, I am positive that The Plainsman will hear about it and will consider the negative feedback, and I guarantee that the reaction to the article has already been discussed internally. But nobody wants to read "Go jump off of a building." Seriously, that shit is garbage, gap that English class and re-take it so that you can actually express your opinion like a 20 year old.
If you disagree with me, and think that your right to free speech has been trampled by The Plainsman because a single comment section was closed to prevent insecure children from utilizing the website to trash talk each other, why don't you get a lawyer? See how far you get and report back, I am interested to know. I could be very wrong and this could be a complete abomination of everything that America stands for.
« FitzgeraldSmith wrote on Friday, Feb 04 at 12:39 PM »
Using Freedom of Speech as an excuse to dodge your editorial duties to carefully scrutinize content associated with The Plainsman is the sign of a poor and amateur publication.
Children point fingers and blame others for their mistakes. Adults point at themselves and say, "We screwed up."
The only people that need to do better here are the Editors of this paper.
« BullyLovesDiamonds wrote on Friday, Feb 04 at 10:35 AM »
So because we like to look good for ourselves and others and actually have the ability to get laid we're "preening whore with no personality and vocab."
Personality or looks? I'll take the looks, although I don't have to because I was blessed with both. Also,I have a damn good vocabulary.
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