Friday, October 5


Admonish (per Merriam-Webster online):

1 a : to indicate duties or obligations to b : to express warning or disapproval to especially in a gentle, earnest, or solicitous manner 2 : to give friendly earnest advice or encouragement to

I strolled over to the Clark Building last evening to get some "closure" on the Collegian's Bush-fucking ordeal, right around the time McSwane's scheduled presser was supposed to take place. The Board of Student Communications had already issued an admonishment, however, which a small group of us learned via one broadcast correspondent's dramatically predictable performance of her script.

She wrapped, and the cameraman was ready to roll. But the correspondent wasn't convinced that this circus (finally) was over, snapping at the cameraman that "admonishment" wasn't conclusive—that is, not conclusive enough to give up the ghost.

"Does that mean he hasn't been fired?" she shrieked, demanding that the team stay on, struggling aloud to determine what, exactly, "admonished" means.

And that about did it for me.

Rock on, Collegian. May you all be saved from the curse of the mainstream daily broadcaster.

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