The opinion piece titled “‘Rape Culture’ is not real” featured in issue 5 of The Coyote Chronicle’s spring 2016 edition, has generated discourse amongst students at CSUSB.
It should be noted that views expressed in the Coyote Chronicle by writers and/or contributors do not reflect that of the publication or the university. As the independent student voice of CSUSB “the opinions expressed in the Chronicle are those of the student writers and editors and do not reflect the views of the university, its faculty, or any other person or institution unless expressly noted.”
It is imperative to understand how opinion pieces are handled in contrast to news articles.
Furthermore, those who believe that we should not have published the article because their views align with that of popular opinion would be engaging in censure.
The First Amendment protects the freedom of speech and the right of the press to exercise it.
Just as the author was free to express his opinion, those who disagree are entitled to do so. We encourage and extend invitation for contributing writers to express their notions regarding pieces featured in the newspaper.
As the Coyote Chronicle, we believe in fostering discussion on diversity of opinion and we encourage our readers to continue using opinion pieces as their catalyst.
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