Thursday, May 10, 2007

Girls Gone Wild

Imagine the horror these female college students experienced when this picture of them cheering on a friend at a Lacrosse game appeared in the Framingham (MA) State College newspaper last week. I mean *gasp*, the women are, as they said when interviewed by Boston's FOX-TV affiliate, 'half naked' in this picture.

Um, yeah, but all the important parts are very well covered. Except their 'chubby' tummies, it turns out. The women were apparently embarrassed by the picture, taken at a public event, because they thought it made them look fat. To help decrease their 'exposure,' at least some of the women pictured reportedly pilfered about 1,000 copies of the paper - called The Gatepost - from news boxes on campus where it is distributed for free.

OK, so I hardly think it's the crime of the century to take excessive copies of a paper that's given out for free, but it is really bad form. Not to mention totally pointless. For one thing, probably not every Framingham State student reads the school paper. And people outside the school community would usually have little reason to. So, until the women went and stole the papers and made headlines in other papers (e.g., 1,2,3,4), their potential exposure from appearing in the school paper was minimal. Oh, and then there's the fact that the paper has an online edition in addition to the print version.* Or maybe the women are planning to to steal all the computers out of the school's library, too?


*The archived PDF of the issue in question (Apr 27, 2007) seems to be missing from the paper's website. I sure hope the paper/school did not cave to pressure from the girls and decide not to post it. After all, what message would that send? Update: The archived paper, complete with a nice, clear copy of the pic in question, is now online. (Link to PDF)



Here's the full shot. The Boston Globe identified the girl third from the left as a paper stealer. She's not even fat! And neither are any of her friends.

Photo by Chris Calzolaio, Framingham State

1 comment:

Travis said...

Hey! Thanks for cruising by my place.

As for the gals in the photo - y'all put the clothes on that day! Sheesh!