November 20, 2019 || Vol. 92, No. 10 - page 4

4 The Outlook
Editorial
November 20, 2019
Caroline Mattise
Nicole Riddle
Nicholas Coscarelli
Megan Ruggles
Matthew Cutillo
Professor John Morano
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The Outlook
staff was
made aware that copies of a
previous issue were removed
from stands, apparently, by
someone unrelated to the
newspaper.
The Oct. 16 issue was re-
moved from stands in the
Student Center. The copies
of
The Outlook
were replaced
with copies of Monmouth
Magazine, on which Presi-
dent Patrick Leahy graced
the cover. This occurred just
prior to Leahy’s Installation,
when there would have been
a large inf lux of visitors to
campus as well as the Home-
coming weekend events that
followed the Installation.
The stand in the Student
Center, specifically, was de-
scribed as being well stocked
with papers the night before.
While the Student Center
stands were somehow empty
when the Installation/Home-
coming events commenced,
not one other stand anywhere
on campus was remotely
empty.
If there was actually add-
ed public interest in this is-
sue, one would expect many
of the stands to ref lect this.
However, it was only the
Student Center, which had
Monmouth Magazine
openly
displayed in place of
The
Outlook
.
So, why would that hap-
pen? What was the reason
behind what seems to be an
attempt to censor the paper?
That week, there were no
reported scandals or news
stories that would have re-
f lected Monmouth in a nega-
tive light. So why were the
papers seen as unfit for pub-
lic eyes and removed from
stands?
Perhaps it was the editorial
that week that set someone
on edge. The editorial dis-
cussed a few ways in which
some
administrators/staff
have attempted to inf luence
or limit the voice of students
at the University; in particu-
lar, student-athletes, resident
assistants, and others hold-
ing positions connected to
the institution.
Because our staff were not
involved in removing the
copies, it leads us to believe
that an individual or individ-
uals in power played a part
in their replacement. Is this
not an example of an attempt
to silence the student voice?
And, could that not be con-
sidered theft as well?
Those papers belong to the
University community and
some individual felt it ac-
ceptable to keep them from
readers.
It has been many years
since an individual at this
University felt it was appro-
priate to deny the students
and the rest of the commu-
nity a legitimate voice in the
Press.
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Attempted Censorship of
TheOutlook
Joseph Falzini
DEL I VERY ASS I STANTS
Tyler Waddington
EDITORIAL STAFF
Anthony Vives
We write this editorial not
knowing, at the moment, who
precisely took this despicable
action. Rest assured, when
the paper does become aware
of who perpetrated this theft,
we will write again.
Our outrage is not only
at the fact that someone at-
tempted to silence a legiti-
mate, fair, responsible voice
at this institution, but at the
idea that at a University, our
University, someone with
some level of power and re-
sponsibility saw fit to place
their agenda above the sa-
cred role of the First Amend-
ment.
We, however, will continue
our pursuit of truth and pub-
lic discourse on this campus
regardless of any efforts to
keep us from doing so.
PHOTO TAKEN by
The Outlook
Newspaper copies were
taken from a stand in the Student Center
prior to the Installation of President Patrick Leahy and HomecomingWeekend.
We, however, will continue our pursuit of truth
and public discourse on this campus regardless
of any efforts to keep us from doing so.
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