Saturday, March 12, 2011

MESSAGE TO THE UNIVERSITY

STUDENTS- The "powers that be" in Salisbury are officially scared of us. How do we know this? Because Holierthanthou and I are wanted. According to our sources- we have eyes everywhere-certain members of the community are not very happy about our little blog. So unhappy in fact, that they petitioned SU to have us tracked down, investigated, and asked them to take disciplinary action against us. No, we are not kidding. But we are not going to be intimidated by the "powers that be" or by anyone else. So in order to cover our own asses ahead of time we decided to send a direct message to the higher ups at our beloved institution of learning, to let them know exactly where we stand:

This blog is an exercise in freedom of speech; we will not stand quietly by if the university attempts to deny that right to us or to anyone else. The students of SU have a right to a public forum where they can discuss their experiences and their opinions. We refuse to be silenced as individuals or as a group. Through the creation and maintenance of this blog, we are providing an arena for students to voice their questions and concerns about the university and the community at large; if you have a problem with us then by definition, you have a problem with the student voice. Here at The Other Salisbury News, we believe what we are not only fulfilling a legitimate need but doing something original, useful, and good- if you read our mission statement you will see that this blog wants to improve Salisbury, not cut it down. SU Administration, we do not ask for your support, but we do expect your tolerance. We appreciate all that you do for the students. Please continue to foster an atmosphere in which individual expression, free speech, and personal conviction can blossom and thrive. GO GULLS!!

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! Admirable message. This blog has amazing potential. You have a new follower and a new fan!!! I'll be checking you out daily.

BlackSheba said...

Thank you!

RuffledFeathers said...

You must be on to something if you are wanted so keep up the good work. The City Council, the college and the President of SU have gotten away with running Salisbury for their own personal agenda, not for the citizens living here. Please keep putting the truth out there

Holierthanthou said...

Thanks RuffledFeathers. And keep telling us your thoughts!

Anonymous said...

I would be curious to know who those people in the community are? You must be on track if the information you got is correct!!!!!!!!!!! Good for you

Anonymous said...

Just heard about this today cause of the flyers around campus. Good job with everything. Keep trying to find new ways to advertise. Just be careful with it. SU will try to screw you over. Looking good in the communities eyes is much more important than students having free speech that they can't control. I would highly advise posting from the campus network, and I hope none of your accounts are linked to your personal, or especially SU email accounts.