Words from the wise is made by students, not staff

| October 7, 2010

By Sean Harris ’11
THE ROUNDUP

Every month, the staff of The Roundup takes pride in seeing the new edition of the paper spread throughout the Brophy community.

More often than not, students will immediately flip over to the back page, home of the “Words from the Wise.” This is a column that is intended to be funny, topical, pertinent or thought provoking.

It’s no secret that people like funny quotes the most, and we occasionally hear rumblings of a desire for “more funny.”

I understand where the criticism is coming from. The words from the wise can be really funny, so it’s disappointing to see it fall below its potential.

But there’s something that the student body needs to understand; the words from the wise will only work if students are submitting quotes to The Roundup.

As it stands, the staff alone cannot catch every single funny quote. We can catch some of them, but ultimately we are a staff of 23 among a student body of almost 1,300. We just can’t be everywhere all the time.

And come deadline time if what we were able to jot down is not enough to fill the space then we have to fill it with quotes from “Inception” and Conan O’Brien.

So the next time a teacher says something that makes the whole classroom laugh, write it down. Of course, The Roundup has to edit or reject a quote if it’s inappropriate, but send it in anyway and I’m sure we’ll get a good laugh out of it.

So be inspired by the words you hear, send them in, and maybe we can all get a little wiser.

Have you heard any wise words lately? Send them to Entertainment Editor Sean Harris ’11 at roundup@brophyprep.org.

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