Dear Fellow Yellow Jackets,

I would like to take the time to formally apologize in advance for any humor that I attempt. As a person who was raised in a conservative environment, I don’t have much exposure to humor, so I find it a tad ironic that I’m contributing to this section. I would also consider myself a poor writer having little money to buy clothes for myself, so bare with me. However, I consider myself a competitive person and heard that the humor section of Campus Times boasts a startling one contributor a wweek. According to recent surveys that I took myself, the humor section happens to be the most read portion of the Campus Times followed by the illustrations. It has been said that a “picture is worth a thousand words,” so by the fourth or fifth picture, I get a little bored. As you could probably tell by now, I don’t really know much about how the Campus Times works. When I heard that there was an A&E Section in the newspaper, I wondered how they were able to get A&E to agree to sponsor the paper. Plus, it seemed pretty odd when the section made no mention of “Duck Dynasty”, “Dog the Bounty Hunter”, “CSI”, or any of the other television shows that are aired on A&E. My lack of knowledge of Campus Times extends to other sections as well. I found it redundant that there is separate “News” section. If the Campus Times is a newspaper, shouldn’t everything in it have something with news? Why just limit news to just one section?

I was thinking about creating a pseudonym for myself. Like many great authors in the past who liked to keep themselves anonymous. Honestly, I thought they were psychic sadists. It makes it infinitely harder to use easybib.com and properly cite sources. How did they even know about easybib.com? Hopefully, with a little luck and a total revision, this piece may make its way into the paper.

Cheers,

Erik Chiodo (New Humor Contributor)


Chiodo is a member of
the class of 2017.

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