Volume 92, Issue 89

Wednesday, March 18, 1999


OPINIONS

Voicing diverse ideas a necessity

Exhibition lacking coverage

Look beyond first two chapters

Get to know a sister

Recycling the real issue, not hurt feelings

Drink milk, hate life

Would not change a thing

A valuable life lesson well-learned

Journalistic integrity with a dash of silliness

The last word

Exhibition lacking coverage



Re: Western visual arts graduating exhibition

To the Editor:

I would like to express my extreme disappointment in The Gazette's blatant disregard and lack of coverage of "Untitled '99," the Western visual arts graduating exhibition.

There really is no logical explanation for this, as The Gazette received not one, but two press releases, as well as a personal visit from myself. There was no coverage before, during and most likely after the event ended March 31.

It baffles me that despite numerous requests, including one on the part of one of The Gazette's own Graphics editors (who subsequently was a DJ at our opening) and an agreement to cover the exhibition by one of the Arts and Entertainment editors, that nothing was printed.

The London Free Press promoted us, interviewed us before and during the show and yet The Gazette made no mention of us at all. Well known artists from the London community and Mayor Diane Haskett were able to visit despite their busy schedules, but we were not worthy of making it into the "student" newspaper.

Fortunately, our show was a phenomenal success without The Gazette's help. The exhibition, which moved off campus to the streets of London, was one of the best in years. However, it saddens me that a large portion of the student body and faculty were deprived of such a wonderful cultural event and that all the hard work of the 1999 graduating class went unrecognized by the "student" newspaper.

Sheila Stacey
Visual Arts IV


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