The source of political strife

By Chris Samuel

Editor, the Gauntlet,

Re: “Not quite censorship,” May 27, 2004,

During my tenure as a member of the executive at the University of Alberta Students’ Union, we had several discussions over whether or not to shut down our webboard (

In my humble opinion, I think our webboard is slightly more vitriolic and antogonistic than yours (our SU being the brunt of most of that vitriol), but we kept the thing up.

There were a lot of different reasons for it, all of which I won’t get into here, but the bottom line looked like this: It’s student politics. People will be mean. Taking away the webboards won’t change that, it’ll just hide it (again).

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