As another year approaches its conclusion, The Daily Evergreen Editorial Board feels it is pertinent to bring back The Daily Evergreen Naughty List. Our intention is to remind students of people and organizations that, in one way or another, failed in their particular mission; and to get in a few good laughs at their expense.
Credit card fraud perpetrators
Shame on those who both stole information on hundreds of credit and debit cards in Pullman, and those who purchased the information worldwide. These are crimes you expect in big cities, not small-town Pullman. Keep your grubby hands out of our bank accounts.
Washington State Legislature
We really do not even have to elaborate on this topic. The state Legislature continued its yearly trend of cutting higher education in 2011. We pray our legislators see the light and take mercy upon students in 2012.
On that note ...
These guys make our Legislature look good. With record low approval ratings, Congress better get its act together in 2012, or there might be some new faces come November.
The Ryan Leaf debacle with ASWSU and the public outrage regarding the cost of Up All Nights cast a shadow upon SEB this semester. We hope SEB improves communication and is more transparent in the future.
Those filing the water conservation lawsuit
WSU is using less water than ever before, but you are filing a lawsuit against the university anyway? What’s up with that?
It is never a good idea to suddenly sprint across a road without using a crosswalk. It is an even worse idea when done at night. Our poor car brakes will not hold out much longer under the stress of suddenly stopping in order to save your lives. Use caution, use the crosswalk and use common sense when crossing the street.
The managers of the WSU email system
Spam email has gotten out of control this semester. We are not interested in your “job opportunities,” your surveys or your emails regarding classes outside of our personal majors.
Furthermore, stop asking students already certified in their major to go ahead and certify again.
Finally, stop reminding soon-to-be-graduates to register for classes for next semester. It is hard enough already to register for classes with the students who actually will be returning next semester, we do not need to bring back those who are leaving.
The people who call asking for donations before you graduate
We still have one more semester to shill out $18,000 to WSU. There is no way we are paying you anything else at this time. Can’t you bloodsuckers wait a little longer for your extra pound of flesh?
You were once a proud charitable organization in our eyes. Then, you sent out a completely false press release that another local news source based an entire news story on. Too bad it turns out the neighboring land is not, and cannot, be subdivided into a residential area at this time.
Now, please take down the notice on your website stating you need to raise funds to buy said land. The owners have already stated via the press that they no longer plan to sell to you after your deceitful tactics and media manipulation.
All the characters who appeared in this semester’s ridealong stories
Except for the rapping gnome – he was awesome. The rest of you should be ashamed at your behavior, particularly the alumni who return to Pullman to re-live their glory days. There is nothing glorious about the amount of puking and public urination that occurs in Pullman on a football weekend.
Dishonorable mention: Youth for Western Civilization
We would be more concerned about your pseudo-intellectual attempts at masking your homophobia and xenophobia if you were a larger force on campus. Regardless of how many letters your outrageous actions result in, we are not impressed by the fact there are only about three of you per event.
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year to all those who have been both naughty and nice this year. Hopefully, none of you will appear on next year’s naughty list.