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Media, society have important roles to play

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Relationships are funny sometimes. Take family or boyfriend-girlfriend ones for example. Each person puts in a lot of emotion, but a lot of times, and for different reasons, things don't always work out as intended.

Various facets of the media and the general community have a relationship that is perplexing, to say the least. For the most part, a college newspaper like the Wildcat serves to inform (news articles), entertain (sports, comics) and intrigue (in-depth stories) its readership. And while students and campus organizations are not too disturbed when the Wildcat does any of the above three - especially when the coverage sheds them in a positive light - they nevertheless don't always understand the role that a newspaper is supposed to play.

(I say supposed to, because most papers - including the Wildcat - sometimes fall short in this pursuit.)

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