LU#13 "Seventh Inning Stretch"
vol. XI, no. 288
November 29, 2005
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Great White Iguana
All I really have to say about this issue between Boston Rob and Sober in Nashville, is maybe that everyone--social clubbers and non social clubbers--should stop pointing fingers and calm down. Drink or don't drink, pledge or don't pledge, go to parties or don't...is that really the issue? Does it matter if Tau Phi, or the baseball team, or Sigma Chi Delta, or a "non clubber" goes unpunished for drinking? Nope. Maybe everyone should get off their self righteous hypocritical high horses (including myself) and start living like Christians. That doesn't mean quoting scriptures and calling each other out. That doesn't mean deciding for ourselves who is in the wrong and who isn't. That's not up to us. All that's up to us is loving each other.
No offense to any previous posts. I just can't handle any more social club vs. non social club arguments. I love my social club friends. I love my service club friends. I love my non club friends. I love my friends who drink. I love my friends who don't. I love you. But I do want to add that if you have something to say and you want to be taken seriously, put your name at the bottom.
(This is just my opinion, but if an institution needs strong rules and severe penalties to be "distinctively Christian", is it really? What you believe is what you DO, unless there are rules and consequences that say otherwise. -- Justin)
Greek Letter rant, part 2:
After Justin's comments, I've revised my opinion. When it's not possible to use the ACTUAL Greek letters, spell them out. The English alphabet is a poor substitute for the Greek (not to mention a poor alphabet on its own).
Social/Service club system rant:
On social clubs themselves, I think they just take a lot of unnecessary heat. I wasn't in a club and never would have jonied one, but I think it's very unfair that non-club people bash clubs for being so "evil" and forget that the non-club population of the school is just as bad--just unorganized with no one to direct complaints to. I think this has caused some backlash, leading to the ever-expanding Alpha Phi Chi. How long until APhCh has to split into several "service" clubs that replace the current club system? Isn't APhCh what the deans want the club system to be like? Or is my view of Alpha Phi Chi influenced by the group-view of the old club system? Lipscomb needs clubs, but perhaps the current system is broken or just SEEMS that way.
Until all clubs are respected (and rightfully so),
Will I Am
(True, but if we stopped using Greek letters, people would think we weren't learning anything here! Isn't that what college is all about? Hey - Why is epsilon afraid of zeta? -- Justin)
I concur with Rob, Reagan, and the satyr of Justin Mundie. Get your head out of your butt man. Why does someone always have to have it out for one of the social clubs. If itís not drinking, itís sex. And if itís not sex, itís drugs. And if itís not one of those three, someone will makeup some outlandish act.
In the words of Charlie Brown, ďGood grief.Ē
Cut the clubs some slack. The Greek system has jumped leaps and bounds to clean up the acts and reputations of our ďforefathers.Ē But you haters out their will not let up. Cut the crap.
Until outsiders quit giving input,
a.k.a ~The Machine~
("Auuurrggghh!" -- Justin)
I felt that I must respond to your post. I feel as though you have acted unwisely for a number of reasons. First, how can you enforce this policy? Basically what you are telling people is that their pseudonym must now sound and look like a "full, real, and verifiable name." I could even get in the student registry and look up any student to sign their name to a letter. Secondly, I feel as though student drinking should be brought to everyones attention. I think everyone does need to know about it. Obviously the students did not care as they were drinking in public. The things Lipscomb does and how they handle things should be public knowledge. We are after all, one big Christian family. Thirdly, I do not believe any persons reputation has been ruined by anything said on the underground. Besides you can always edit out names but leave the post. This is the school's last form of free speech. I must question your concerns for doing this. I do not know you but I wonder if you belong to a social club or have ties to them and that you may be protecting something or someone. It would not be fair for you to edit content as you see fit just because you are the host. That would be an abuse of your power as host. Besides only a small amount of students read this publication anyway and by putting in this new rule, I would guess that you will lose some of those few. Finally, I believe that you will cause more problems by starting this rule. If you have people sign their names who is to say that someone they write about will not come and find them and possibly do harm to them. You must remember the society that we live in and unfortuately even on a so called Christian campus this could happen.
"Derek Byrdsong" or am I?
P.S. would you like my L# as well?
(Fair enough. I'll clarify some. First off, people can still use whatever pseudonym they want for their posts; this policy only applies to posts that could be harmful. By 'verifiable', I mean that it should be sent through Lipscomb e-mail or the person should come talk to me. Again, that only applies to potentially harmful posts, and I'll e-mail you back if I think your post falls in that category. If there are issues with this, they can be worked out on an individual basis.
As an example of a potentially ruined reputation, the original post seems to have been removed, but you can find references to it here.
About social clubs, I have no affiliations with any club whatsoever, nor did I receive any threats or anything stupid like that. I know a few people who are in clubs, and I think they're good people, but that's the extent of it.
As far as doing harm to people, I'm pretty sure the days of the Bald Bison are behind us, and if it's something so big that it's a threat to your safety, you should probably go to some other channel besides the LU, like the police. -- Justin)
Zen for those who take life too seriously...
1. Save the whales. Collect the whole set.
2. A day without sunshine is like, night.
3. On the other hand, you have different fingers.
4. I just got lost in thought. It wasn't familiar territory.
5. 42.7 percent of all statistics are made up on the spot.
6. 99 percent of lawyers give the rest a bad name.
7. I feel like I'm diagonally parked in a parallel universe.
8. Honk if you love peace and quiet.
9. Remember, half the people you know are below average.
10. He who laughs last, thinks slowest.
12. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.
13. I drive way too fast to worry about cholesterol.
14. Support bacteria. They're the only culture some people have.
15. Monday is an awful way to spend 1/7 of your week.
16. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.
17. Change is inevitable, except from vending machines.
18. Get a new car for your spouse. It'll be a great trade!
19. Plan to be spontaneous tomorrow.
20. Always try to be modest, and be proud of it!
21. If you think nobody cares, try missing a couple of payments.
22. How many of you believe in psychokinesis? Raise my hand.
23. Okay, so what's the speed of dark?
24. How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?
25. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.
26. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.
27. Hard work pays off in the future. Laziness pays off now.
28. Everyone has a photographic memory. Some just don't have film.
29. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?
30. How much deeper would the ocean be without sponges?
31. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.
32. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?
33. I used to have an open mind but my brains kept falling out.
34. I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder.
35. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?
36. Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened.
37. Just remember - if the world didn't suck, we would all fall off.
38. Light travels faster than sound, which is why some people appear bright until you hear them speak.
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LU#13 "Seventh Inning Stretch"
vol. XI, no. 288
November 29, 2005
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