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CSU's Board Of Student Communications To Discuss Editorial

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The board that oversees the student newspaper at Colorado State University is meeting tonight to discuss a controversial editorial.

The Rocky Mountain Collegian published a four-word editorial Friday that said in large type, "Taser this. (Expletive) Bush."

Editor-in-chief and CSU junior J. David McSwane says student editors used the obscenity because they believe CSU students are apathetic about their freedom of speech and other rights.

The newspaper's business manager has said the operation lost $30,000 in advertising after the editorial was published, and that the pay of student staffers would be cut ten percent to compensate.

The board could decide to fire McSwane, who has said he won't voluntarily resign.


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