August 22, 2014

Students Decide on Boring, PC Newspaper Name

If the student journalists over at University of Mary Washington want to rebrand, redesign the paper, change the name, that’s fine. But the students said the reason for changing the student newspaper from “Bullet” to “The Blue & Gray Press” was because the old name “propagated violence.” And that just shows that particular group of students is lost in the PC-speak of academia. We’re still not sure how one word “propagates violence.” In a press release to Campus Reform, the students said, “The editorial board felt that the paper’s name, which alludes to ammunition for an artillery weapon, propagated violence and did not honor our school’s history in a sensitive manner.” Except the campus’ yearbook is called “The Battlefield.” The students at UMW exchanged a name that evokes a scrappy publication for something akin to Southern Home and Garden. More…

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