In regards to Chris Ortiz’s column titled “Brought to you by
ASCSU,” he included a shaded box listing different Best/Worst
awards for each campaign. He took it upon himself to award Burke
and Schowe’s campaign signs hung on the “Pike Shacks on Laurel” as
the worst location for campaign signs.
Being a member of Pi Kappa Alpha, I am not only appalled at the
blatant lack of respect he shows to a campus fraternity, but also
the lack of acknowledgment he gives us for the positive things we
do on campus. First of all, as the largest fraternity on campus we
prefer to use not only our high rate of student involvement, but
also our positive reputation to support other organizations and be
involved with campus issues.
The Collegian, and Chris Ortiz, gave more coverage to our
fraternity houses hanging campaign signs in support of the issues
and candidates we believe in than it did to the highly successful
blood drive we sponsored on Monday.
Besides the simple fact that his sincerely negative comment was
disrespectful, the Pike houses happen to be one of the best
locations off campus for candidates to hang campaign signs visible
to a large majority of students. If he intends on continuing to
pass judgment on sign location, I expect to see negative comments
about campaign signs being at Sullivan’s, Old Chicago, The Avenue,
Alpha Gamma Rho, Kappa Delta and others. In that column, I would
enjoy an educated comment on why KFC is any more appropriate for
campaigning than the Pi Kappa Alpha houses.