Petty arguments

On Wed., Oct. 21, dissatisfaction with the balance of editorial opinion within the Star was expressed to members of the Star staff. Since these sentiments were expressed by over 100 people simultaneously, insult took over on both sides. The whole thing became a petty mess. The Star’s editorial staff continued the pettiness in a campaign of character assassination and poorly-rendered satire. Energy is being spent on similar bitterness among those being satired.

There are issues within off-campus politics which affect every NIU student. If the NIU student body wishes to impact the decisions being made concerning us in Springfield and Washington, it is time that petty, local conflicts are dropped and our energies directed outward.

Matt Gillespie