The messages in the political cartoons are whiney. Most
cartoonists prefer to make some kind of statement or criticism
about the status quo, but the Collegian’s cartoons are extremely
superficial in that they are whiney complaints with little or no
Whatever attempts made at this are done so with taking the
simple complaint and extrapolating it to a broad circumstance, as
in Thursday’s “parent-child bonding” caption. College is expensive,
and it has been for a very long time and will continue to be for an
even longer time. It’s part of life, and I don’t think that the
Collegian and its cartoonists should be of the position that
whining complaints and superficial analyses can justify an
indication of the “terrible, putrid” system we live in when it’s
actually quite nice and worthy of our pride.
I personally expect much more from a collegiate newspaper, even
in the pithy cartoons.
Freshman, speech communication, music