Volume 96, Issue 73
Friday, February 7, 2003

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Chalk is for boards, not buildings

To the Editor:

I have noticed that one of the best ways to advertise events on campus this year is to get some chalk, and graffiti as many buildings as possible.

During Orientation Week, academic programs promoted themselves, i.e. science. I've seen Greek letters written on walls during rush week. Now I'm seeing large ads for The Vagina Monologues. These ads are not temporary; as it takes a power washer to remove them.

If The Vagina Monologues can advertise free of charge (and consequence) in some of the most visible locations on campus (Concrete Beach, for example), then what is stopping every event promoter from grabbing a handful of chalk and advertising on Western's walls? I think that groups or events that deface campus buildings with their "temporary" chalk writings should be banned or reprimanded, pure and simple.

Simon Donato
Geology
M.Sc. candidate

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