Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Smoker's Wall makes the Palm Beach Post, News Channel 5

The story ran into today's issue of the Palm Beach Post. 

News Channel 5 covered the story this evening in response to the Post article. We will post the video as soon as it is available. For now we have their printed story.

5 comments:

anonymous smoker said...

The video is now available on the same Channel 5 page, located in the top right corner. Not to give up my sense of anonymity too much, but I do have a couple things to say about the news story. 1) I'M FAMOUS, WOOO! Not exactly what I wanted to be known for, but you take what you can get, right? 2) Having spoken with various administrators about this issue, I'm not entirely sure what warranted the media's involvement with the campaign for smoker's wall. It's definitely not as big of an issue as they made it out to be.

And in regards to the Post article, I was extremely disappointed with the portrayal of smokers at PBA, I feel that there was an unjust representation leaning towards the perception that the only reason people go to smoker's wall is to be rebellious and "cool." Some of us genuinely have a nicotine addiction and don't have a problem with it, but are severely lacking in options in regards to location.

I actually appreciate the administration's careful consideration of this issue and I hope that they will continue to rationally analyze various options. I hope they realize that many of the student's at "the wall" really desire to come to a compromise with PBA's admins. I'm sure we can find a solution that works for everyone. Keep up the good work!

I KNOW FAMOUS PEOPLE! said...

So, that was a kind of lame news article. Palm Beach... isn't there something better to report on?

Either way, randomly entertaining. And my friends were on TV!

Proletariat Peon said...

"I hope they realize that many of the student's at "the wall" really desire to come to a compromise with PBA's admins. I'm sure we can find a solution that works for everyone."

Kind of like the student government's negotiations about the teacher of the year award? Compromise, to my understanding, means that both parties mutually conceding on certain aspects to come to an amicable conclusion. It seems to me that any "compromise" with the administration comes down to the students conceding on 75% and the administration giving as little as possible. They also never seem to have a conclusion to anything. They revisit the same issue over and over again, each time taking more and giving less until the students are forced to give everything and they have given nothing.
Negotiations with the administration simply slow down the inevitable. It's like using a razor blade for a guillotine.

Anonymous said...

Wow... now PBA is considering putting a ban on smoking completely.. even when off campus? In my opinion, that is a little bit ludicrous.

Anonymous said...

"PBA is considering putting a ban on smoking completely.. even when off campus? In my opinion, that is a little bit ludicrous."

Let's see them pull that off for everyone. I'm a commuter. I don't live anywhere near campus. For all they know I could have my cupboards filled with alcohol and my cabinets filled with cigarettes. They can make their campus alcohol, tobacco and drug free, but they can't enforce it in my apartment.