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Tech drowns in ads and fluff

Take a look at what The Tech has become. Advertisements consume roughly half of the paper. The "news roundup" page boils down intricate real-world political and social events into easy-

to-digest four-sentence-long news "McNuggets."

We are subjected to endless cartoons that are neither funny nor drawn well. What's more, rambling know-it-alls like Bill Jackson '93 are allocated a full page of The Tech on a regular basis for use as their own personal bathroom wall/drivel receptacle.

One possible solution: Publish less often and cut the fluff. Maybe two half-baked editions can be transformed into a single quality edition. Furthermore, allow more editorials from the MIT community at large to be expressed. Remember, the paper belongs to all of us.

In short, please give us a paper we can be proud of -- a paper that represents the MIT community -- not a paper that represents a waste of newsprint.

Thomas J. Fitzgerald G->