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VOLUME xxm, ISSUE IH
"The Truth, The Whole Truth, and Who Really Cares'
MONTREAT : APATHETIC
BUT WHO REALLY CARES ANYWAY ?
By BOB GRAHAM
That's right, Apathy is KILLING our campus
and we don't care. To understand the problem,
we must first understand what apathy is: The
American Heritage Dictionary defines apathy as,
"1. Lack of emotion or feeling. 2. Lack of
interest in things generally found exciting (LIKE
SPORTS), interesting (LIKE CULTURAL
EVENTS), or moving (LIKE VESPERS);
indifference." The sad part is that a majority of
those who are reading this article don't care and
thus they are apathetic and, therefore, the root of
the whole problem.
You're eyes are not failing you, I said that
WE, the entire student body, are the root of the
problem. We can't look over our shoulders. If
we want to find the problem we must look in the
mirror. We incessantly complain, gripe, mope
and bicker, but we sit on our BUTTS and do
NOTHING. WAKE UP
MONTREAT-ANDERSON it's time that we
change our ATTITUDES.
This article may come across as being a little
too harsh, but it takes a harsh approach to get
anyone's attention around here. We're talking a
Sequoia tree upside your head! Get the picture,
Einstein? Let us give you some examples of
YOUR apathetic lifestyle (This list could get
quite long so we'll shorten it for brevity's sake
[he's not apathetic]): 1. A few weeks ago (after
much insistence on the part of students) the
student activities committee made plans for a
talent show. No one signed up and, therefore,
the event was canceled. That same weekend we
heard several people complaining that there was
nothing to do. What's wrong with this picture?
APATHY! 2. The last issue of the Aletheia
carried the story on the new Plus-Minus grading
system. We heard several people complaining
that the new system of grading wasn't fair, we
encouraged them to write to the paper and
express their opinions. They didn't; APATHY!
3. Students complain that Student Government
Association (SGA) is ineffective and silly. Of
course it is, NOBODY CARES! It was asked in
the last issue of the paper that some of you attend
an SGA meeting and find out what's happening
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