As I opened the first paper of the new semester on Tuesday and read Jessica Anderson's column entitled "Cutting off old ties through new hairstyles," I was appalled. I cannot believe that the Collegian allowed this journal entry article to be printed. It had absolutely nothing to do with our CSU or Fort Collins community. I expected Ms. Anderson's column to bear some intelligence since, after all, she is a junior technical journalism major. I am curious as to why Ms. Anderson and the Collegian staff thought that this fluff was actually appropriate to place in an academic newspaper. It belongs in Ms. Anderson's journal. Ms. Anderson could have discussed "Locks of Love," a nonprofit organization that provides hairpieces for financially disadvantaged children 18 years and younger, suffering from long-term, medical hair loss. This wonderful organization requires a minimum of 10 inches of hair to be eligible for donation. Since Ms. Anderson was so tempted to write about her "awesome new hairstyle," she should have included this information to spread the word about hair donation. By informing students of this charity, it would have at least made her drivel worth reading.
Sophomore consumer and family studies education major