A Radical Failure

 

Late Sunday risers awoke this afternoon to find an email from The Dartmouth Radical in their inboxes. Not ones for subtlety, the caps-lock happy editors instructed “friends, professors, staff, and any community members…” to show up with “signs and ideas” for an incipient rally:

JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN

TODAY 7/14 at 6PM at the Green!

 The Dartmouth Radical is helping to organize a Justice for Trayvon Martin Rally. Invite your friends, professors, staff, and any community members you know. Bring signs, and ideas for the rally.

 *NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE*

While we at The Dartmouth Review are certainly not experts in assembling protests, it seems to us that our friends at The Radical would have benefited from a bit more preparation and foresight prior to announcing their plans; after all, what good is summoning the school to support a campaign whose themes and objectives will be decided upon arrival? Isn’t that kind of like passing a bill to learn what’s inside of it?

 

— Nicholas P. Desatnick

 

** Please note that an earlier version of this article was published in which it was stated that the protest did not occur. We subsequently learned that a few dozen students did assemble in front of Collis later in the evening, marched around town, and had a brief meeting on the Green at 6:45. Although Reviewers on the scene did not see or photograph any activity at the appointed time and although eyewitnesses said they too saw nothing resembling a protest, the rally appears to have occurred in a reduced capacity. We regret the error and apologize for the oversight. **