Yeas & Nays
Published: Friday, March 1, 2013
Updated: Friday, March 1, 2013 02:03
Yea to flowers blooming outside our office windows.
Nay to this possibly being a sign of global warming.
Yea to ASOSU election drama starting before the election even begins.
Nay to watching children bicker over who will be the king of Poo Mountain.
Yea to a record day for website hits for, you know, that one editorial in Tuesday’s paper.
Nay to voicing uninformed opinions. We never do such things.
Yea to getting hate mail. To the person who emailed us to tell us to jump off a bridge, we are going to keep on living just to spite you.
Nay to hearing complaints about how we aren’t writing enough puff pieces about [insert student group]. That is exactly the reason we exist as a newspaper, to print off thousands of copies full of newspeak and propaganda.
Yea to drinking at the Peacock and retaking writing 121. Wait—
Nay to retaking writing 121. All six of us on the editorial board received an “A.” And no, this isn’t bragging, because it’s writing 121. But we can’t say nay to drinking at the Peacock. That’s blasphemous.
Yea to overhearing four students in a class berating the Barometer when one of our editors is 10 feet to their left, unbeknownst to them.
Nay to people not understanding what an editorial means. Editorials don’t have bylines because it is the majority opinion of the editorial staff. Again, “opinion.” Say it with us. Every newspaper does this. We’re not trying to hide. Apparently some people who work here and post anonymous comments on our website still don’t understand the concept.
Yea to 48 percent of U.S. presidents coming from fraternities. It’s a great statistic to use in an argument, especially since it’s an actual fact.
Yea to us ending the discussion about that one editorial. Now.
Nay to the discussion probably not ending for anyone else.
Yea to getting digits and poppin’ bottles like a blizzard.
Nay to irritable bowels.
Yea to the wild card in the ASOSU presidential election making student government officials terrified.
Nay to getting told an article about a remarkable human being isn’t remarkable because he is white.
Yea to planting a miniature Christmas tree in your two square foot backyard and giving it a simple name, like “Steve.”
Nay to forgetting about Steve the next morning.
Yea to Linus Pauling’s birthday.
Nay to sequestration.
Yea to today being Oregon State baseball’s first home game.
Yea to a mere 10 percent chance of rain in the forecast.
Nay to the Beavers playing Bryant University. Who?
Yea to sweatpants.
Nay to people who think that it is alright to wear them to class. Is it really that hard to get dressed in the morning, children?
Editorials serve as means for Barometer editors to offer commentary and opinions on issues both global and local, grand in scale or diminutive. The views expressed here are a reflection of the editorial board’s majority.