Campus Gripes 1- by Thomas Donald Clarke I have a few problems with our Politburo disguised as the CLAS Student Government Assembly. These putzes, led by Comrade Stella Bard, have managed to get one of the Excelsior's writers kicked off the student government beat (Jon Koza). Why? Most likely because Stella used to date Jon and now has a personal dispute with him. Stella, if you have personal problems, don't use your powers as SG President to make them worse. Letting SG or its President pick and choose who covers them is a dangerous precedent. And speaking of other Assembly attempts at censorship, the SG Speaker has now banned tape recorders from SG meetings. (To the WWW audience reading this, I am NOT making this up. And some of these putzes have a future in the NYC Democratic Party.) To our speaker, Joe Ciraco, what do you have against tape recorders? What are you trying to hide? If Congress tried to kick out C-SPAN, there would be a major outcry from the press. I am the only one still with the Brooklyn College press that is pointing out this schmutz. (It was a Kingsman writer, Mohammed Quadir, whose tape recordings led to Joe's tirades. But Mohammed no longer works for any of the school newspapers.) As far as I know, Joe hasn't outlawed the use of camcorders in SG Assembly meetings. Several Excelsior staff members have discussed this idea with the editor, Cheryl Felsenburg. But at this time, we can't afford them in the paper's budget. So until VP Hilary Gold gives us camcorders to cover the Politburo, the Excelsior will have rely on Aly Walansky's Gold Sears card. When that happens, CUNY-TV (and the Internet) will see Stella, Joe, and their PHD and USL comrades in all their corrupt glory. SG recently approved a measure that allocates 10% of the clubs' food budget on Kosher food. Why should we give special privileges only to Kosher food consuming students? Why shouldn't we allocate fish for our Catholic friends? After all, the Church now says us Catholics have to give up meat on Fridays year round effective 1998. We should also give grape juice to our Baptist friends, tofu to our vegetarian friends, Prozac for my roommates who attend CUNY, and exotic European brewskis for the over-21 frat members and sorority sisters. In response to the Kingsman, who has become an anti- Republican, anti-Badillo, and anti-Giuliani tabloid, I congradulate the mayor on his landslide re-election last November 4. I did my part to help Giuliani win, despite a few diehard Messinger sycophants on the Excelsior staff. (Their initials are MS and GL.) Now that Ruth and Al Charlatan are unemployed, a certain fax may provide a solution to their employment problem. A student at Bumfunk University in Inbreed, Kentucky, says his school needs new professors for its Liberal Studies program. Ruth and Al, please accept their offer. Go to Bumfunk in Kentucky. New York will be better off without you. Click here to go back to the articles menu.
November 20, 1997/BC Excelsior