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Some Postering Excessive

Some Postering Excessive

As I entered Building 16 on the way to class, I was startled to see a row of 18 posters across the bottom of a public bulletin board. Ironically, they all advertised a certain student activity's upcoming "community service" event. At the top of the board fluttered the tattered remains of a notice which, as recently as last year, read "One poster per group per board."

I continued toward the Infinite Corridor, noting another public board with approximately 40 posters advertising that same event. This too was a board that used to have a notice intended to prevent overpostering.

On the boards along the Infinite Corridor itself, the group averaged at least 10 posters per public board. One board had 20. While I realize that the "one poster per group per board" rule has in the past been honored as often in the breach as in the observance, I also seem to recall that most groups that break the rule have the courtesy to restrict themselves to two or three posters per board. Whether the rule is still in effect or not, in the interests of taste and of the preservation of consumable resources, I suggest that the really publicity-rabid student groups make an effort to restrain themselves. Try an ad in The Tech or an LSC slide. The 'Tute is ugly enough without natty blue wallpaper.

Bridget Spitznagel, '96