26 September, 2002
Then & Now:
taking a gander at the
to read through transcripts of news broadcasts dating back to the seventies
and ask the question, "What has changed?" The answer: a whole
hell of a lot.
shifted its once "classy style" to become just another trashy
men's magazine that portrays women as sex objects and serves only to satisfy
(or attempt to satisfy) a man's sexual repression? Or could it still be
referred to as the "class end" of the market?
the steady onslaught of blatant propaganda advertised in miraculous overnight
weight-loss magic to more subtle infiltration into activities as routine
as deciding what to wear each morning, the media looms almost inescapable.
thought we should reflect on media here at Davidson. Instead of stroking
our own egos in a haze of booze and archived 'tas, we here present
a short history of the ups and downs of our cohort in campus journalism.
The Davidsonian by Philip Sasser
88-year history is a product of as much evolution as the world that
it has sought to record is. This evolution, however, is significant
as it represents, perhaps better than anything else, our college's changing
perception of itself and the world outside of Davidson.
*campus mental atmosphere