From the Editor
Whether it was the bolded “Sextra” on the top corner of the paper, the fact that Durden’s mansion was given to SAE, the drive-thru add-on to the Quarry or “The Drinkinsonian” printed front and center of our dignified publication that tipped you off, it is time to celebrate the passage of April Fools with us.
It is also time to make fun of Dickinson. It’s amazing how much material you can pick at when you step back from the bubble and even just look at the major characteristics and trends at the school. Global education, sustainability, Student Senate’s reputation, Benjamin Rush, #Dickinsonproblems, memes – the list goes on. The best part is that it’s all fair game. Who is one of the most ridiculous people to possibly replace President Durden after he retires? Rick Santorum? You got it! Lee Tankle was a close runner up.
Previously in this space, I’ve written about the challenges of finding news in the Carlisle and Dickinson communities. Santorum to take over campus? Now that would be news. It’s amazing how much easier it is to fill space and find stories when you get to make them up.
At the beginning of the year one of my professors, Judge Masland, offered up a pearl of wisdom that is certainly relevant to the production of the Drinkinsonian: take what you do seriously, but don’t take your self too seriously. Which is exactly why we, of course, had to put ourselves under the fire of the comical gun squad.
As tempting as it has been to not look back and have my legacy at Dickinson be converting the paper into the Drinkinsonian for the rest of year, we’ve got to at least try and take the job seriously and keep printing this paper—even this week.
All shenanigans aside, the Dickinsonian has a distinct purpose on campus to not only provide coverage of what the heck goes on here (or what doesn’t go on here for this week), but also provide a forum for you—evidenced by the sustained dialogue in our Opinion section and relatively high amount of letters to the editor that we’ve received this year. You’ve still got about a month to write in. Keep those letters coming!