We can redeem past behavior

Daily Athenaeum photo by Doyle Maurer Mountaineer
Daily Athenaeum photo by Doyle Maurer

An editorial from The Daily Athenaeum

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — It’s been a long week in The Daily Athenaeum Newsroom.

Whenever riots like these take place we have our hands full. It’s been almost two years since the last big riot. After a win against Texas, WVU was a real national championship contender. The size of the riot and the destruction was comparable to what we saw last weekend. The aftermath, however, was much harsher this time around, which is why it has been blown up in our paper this week.

Some say we glorify the behavior by covering it, instead of highlighting the fact that we are now a ranked team for the first time since around the time when the last riots took place.

Another correlation between the two riots is the time of them. WVU celebrated Fall Family Weekend during the Texas riots, and starting today, Mountaineer Week kicks off. What’s sad about this is not only the fact that the great traditions we have on this campus won’t get the recognition they deserve, but also the impression parents, and in this case of Mountaineer Week, a wide range of people get of Morgantown and WVU.

That’s why we saw a light at the end of the tunnel when a “Letter to the Editor” appeared in our inbox…

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