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Wednesday June 29th

Making Greeks main focus of DTH coverage is wrong


I would like to know when the Daily Tar Heel decided to expose the weaknesses of its student body rather than promote their successes. Why has a main focus of this paper become an attack on the Greek community?

I was under the impression when I entered this University that I would have the support of my school, whatever group I chose to join.

This is not competitive journalism, nor is it even journalism that must make a profit to stay afloat.

I would not expect a school paper to write about social probation put upon a fraternity that is still mourning a loss of one of their own.

The DTH focused on Delta Kappa Epsilon’s promise to raise funds in memory of their president (“DKE put on social probation,” Sept. 22), yes, but did it do enough research to realize that DKE alumni had come together to provide support to current members?

Did the DTH note that DKE has sent alumni daily to sit and offer help to those struggling with loss, or the surrounding sororities and fraternities that have come together to support DKE after tragedy hit?

The DTH is solidifying stereotypes, while ruining its own credibility.

I think the DTH needs to refocus and assess what motivates your stories. It seems as though the motivation, currently, is to put a portion of the student body in a bad light. The DTH is the written history of this University; I hope the paper remembers this.

Sarah Peck
Sociology, Dramatic Art

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