i6: Letter from the Editor

This week we are at the halfway point and a week away from Halloween, which we won't get to celebrate with a colorful, elaborate Halloween issue. Spirit Week and Halloween coverage will mostly move to online.

Homecoming seems full of promise, and the homecoming committee is working on improving the turnout of the homecoming game and spirit week in general. With free admission to each of the events, this should allow the students to decide for themselves whether spirit week is worth celebrating.

SMC participated in its Great Shakeout once again where millions of Americans participated in an earthquake drill in preparation for the big earthquake supposed to be coming for years now. What came out of it was a lot of useful information that will probably be ignored by most students.

In theory, the earthquake drill is a great idea, but in practice it is an issue that people will have to personally face before it grabs their interest. Much like the Northridge earthquake, where building codes were updated, and awareness was raised amongst those who experienced it. We live in a society that is trapped in a cycle of repeating the same habits and experiencing the same results. Apparently history books aren't doing the job.

The Corsair strives to inform and be objective while opinion articles require a firm stance and strong voice. This week, our A&E Editor recaps "The Great God Pan" play put on by the Theater Department and directed by Dr. Adrianne Harrop. While it would be easy to fault the acting for falling flat in the play, it is the director who is supposed to lead and set the play in the right direction.

If on the third night, a cast member is still walking in the wrong direction, or one person is shouting while everyone else is whispering, you would have to question the direction the cast was given.

While Nik was able to find positive moments in the play, he notes that it would not please the great god "Pan."

Arrows will fly in the Corsair's direction again, but that is the nature of a critique. Someone's always going to be unhappy in the end. Please no threats to the A&E email, rather I direct you to write a response in the "Letter to the Editor."

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