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Jockular’ is just a joke

Letter to the Editor | Monday, April 24, 2006

Recently “Jockular” has been at the receiving end of criticism from certain members of the community. I thought about this at length and decided this to be a debate between sponsorship and censorship. Then I thought about it again. It’s just a dumb cartoon. Much to my chagrin, some people take stick figures to be deep, insightful commentaries into the state of the Notre Dame community. I once saw Erik Powers at a party and Alec White checked his email in the computer next to me the other day. I don’t really know them, but they don’t look like they hate Saint Mary’s. I would like to remind certain members of the community that it is okay to laugh every once in a while. “Jockular” is not “deeply insulting and unacceptable,” its just a damn comic strip. I commend the work of the artists and implore them to continue making fun of everything that is Notre Dame. Oh yeah, and Saint Mary’s, too.

Oliver GamezseniorSt. Edward’s HallApril 24