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I feel that many will agree that Tuesday’s letter, “Kvetching board sexist, offensive, homophobic,” (Sept. 14), while justified, was a little bit of an overreaction.

The kvetching board is a small forum for hilarious observations and sarcastic remarks, and while it is easy to see how many of the entries can be construed as offensive, the fact that this small section is not politically correct in an environment where people are reminded day in and day out about the need to be “PC” is a welcome relief from the stress of any week.

The fact is that everything can be seen as offensive. We as students should have the knowledge to properly assess whether comments posted in any section of the paper are meant to be offensive or are simply meant for a good natured — albeit poorly worded — laugh.

Also, the staff of the DTH should not be berated for the inclusion of such remarks, as clearly the page and the kvetching board itself are allocated to the opinions of others.

I agree with Ms. Campbell’s statement that we should exercise more personal responsibility in what we choose to submit to the board, but I also realize the hilarity that many students find in the “WTF” moments often highlighted on the board. Simply put, the kvetching board is awesome the way it is, though it might be a little more awesome if they published more of mine.

Adrian McLaurin

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