I have some concerns in regards to the latest edition of the Hot or Not section within the paper.
I am an avid reader of The Slate and the previous writer of the section (I believe her name was Sarah) did an outstanding job by relating the topics to life situations that were occurring within that time.
However, I have noticed that the section has recently taken on a new writer, which is you, Tyler Law. The content has been drastically downgraded. As an avid reader I have a suggestion to you. If issues from fall 2014 are accessible or on The Slate’s website, please refer to them.
Now, to be very specific toward my thoughts of this previously released issue I would like to point out that Nicholas Cage has an astonishing career as an actor.
I attended Death of a Salesman last semester and I remember your name in the program.
Nicholas Cage is someone you could look up to in order to enhance your acting abilities. He may not be your favorite actor but to pull his character down is degrading for someone who has a real career in this field. For my last point in regards to Nicholas Cage, I would like to point out that no one calls him Nic. His name is Nicholas, Ty.
I believe individuals would agree that Will Ferrell hitting a cheerleader in the face with a basketball is considered abuse or assault (even if it’s for a petty role).
I do not think this is something that should be considered glorified within a Hot section for a college newspaper. It may have been considered funny within the film but the incident you wrote about is simply Will following a script and doing his job.
Comparing Will and Nicholas to one another makes this section an abomination.
Next issue, try to pick other topics that relate to the university as a whole rather than your personal preferences (not everyone cares about acting as much as you do). Otherwise, you will be losing a great deal of readers and I really do not think you want that.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. I appreciate that you actually finished reading this letter, Ty.
-— Sincerely, a concerned and avid reader.