To whom it may concern:
My name is Sean Rose, and I’m an alumnus of the University of Connecticut (CLAS ‘09). With all due respect, I’m going to have to forgo the usual introductory pleasantries and get down to brass tacks here: I’m writing to you, with grave concern, about the letter you published by a Mr. Stephen Winchell (CLAS ‘08) the other week.
Mr. Winchell went out of his way to applaud the Daily Campus editorial staff for publishing my last letter, which he memorably deemed a “screed” (very ironic, considering his boorish, clunky writing, but I digress). Unfortunately, I can’t extend the same courtesy. In my view, the Daily Campus committed an act of grave irresponsibility in publishing Mr. Winchell’s last two letters. You are enabling the views of a man who is delusional beyond hope.
I mean, what else can you say about a man arguing that West is better than Towers? Anyone with any objective sense will tell you that pristine Towers is far, far superior to the trashy hole that is West. Mr. Winchell himself even admits as much, saying: ”Towers is no doubt an ornament on the crown of UConn.” Yet even after copping to this – and going on to admit that West has no dining hall or grab ‘n go, all but confessing that Towers is a better dorm – he somehow still comes to the ludicrous conclusion that West is better because “it has heart.” Hilarious, considering that I can’t imagine any better evidence against West residents having heart – or good sense! – than Mr. Winchell’s awful letters.
I want to make this clear: there is no “war” between the dorms of Towers and West, except for inside the twisted mind of Mr. Winchell. His signing of his last letter with “West Wins” should tell you as much. Why is there no rivalry? Because Towers is a better dorm than West. This is accepted fact, as anyone on the Storrs campus can attest. To continue to give Mr. Winchell a platform in your editorial page is massively irresponsible, and I urge you, Daily Campus editorial team, to put a stop to this once and for all. Do not publish any more of Mr. Winchell’s nonsense. Let the Truth Win.
With warm regards-