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Why is there a shooting incident at the University of Texas and there is absolutely nothing about it on the front page of the DTH website? Are some kid’s air guitar ambitions more newsworthy than a large and prestigious American university dealing with yet another appalling on-campus act of senseless violence?

There was actually once a time when the State/National desk and the DTH were community bastions for state and national news that would never have dropped the ball like this.

When the Virginia Tech shootings happened, the DTH was there, with a reporter in Blacksburg. While I might not expect someone to make it out personally to Texas this fast, I do expect to find more than a tiny write-up in my newspaper alerting me to a violent incident on a college campus. Step your game up and get your priorities straight. I want to be entertained, but more importantly, I want to be informed.

Ben Pittard
Class of ’09

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