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Sunday September 25th

Cartoon about graduation was crass and tasteless


I don’t usually pick up The Daily Tar Heel because the level of vulgarity and obscenity only seems to get worse every time I do. That is why I sorely regretted viewing the paper on Jan. 13 in which Angela Tchou’s cartoon on academic advising blatantly reflected my preexisting sentiments toward our school paper.

The caption on the article read, “Who do I have to blow around here to graduate?” This was totally inappropriate and unnecessary in addition to being entirely humorless. Academic advising isn’t the best for undergrads, this is true, but to portray student desperation for decent advising in such an indecent way not only reflects poorly on Tchou’s sense of humor, but on the University and its students.

I am embarrassed and ashamed for her and for the DTH for printing such an obscene cartoon, and if people don’t object, it will become commonplace.

What has happened to your sense of editorial discretion, DTH? Can we preserve at least a little dignity please?

Yelena Pecheny
Public Health


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