The Onion: Online University Cracks Down on Rowdy Online Fraternity

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by Tom Head, Aug 25, 2004.

  1. Tom Head

    Tom Head New Member

    Excerpt: "MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Capella University, one of the nation's most heavily trafficked institutions of online learning, issued a stern disciplinary e-mail message to the members of the disorderly Alpha Sigma Sigma online fraternity Monday."

  2. oxpecker

    oxpecker New Member

    Very good. I liked the chatroom "party."
  3. David Boyd

    David Boyd New Member

    From the LA Times in 2002:

    "A gaffe by China's usually staid state-run media has left a popular newspaper here with onion on its face.

    Readers of the Beijing Evening News, one of the capital's largest-circulation newspapers, learned this week that the U.S. Congress had threatened to move out of Washington unless a fancy new Capitol was built.

    "Don't get us wrong. We actually love the dilapidated [old] building," House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was quoted as saying. "But the cruel reality is, it's no longer suitable for use by a world-class legislature. Its contours are ugly, there's no room to maneuver, there aren't enough bathrooms, and let's not even talk about the parking."

    If a new building wasn't erected, the article said, lawmakers were prepared to pack up and move to Memphis, Tenn., or Charlotte, N.C.

    The story seems newsworthy enough. Trouble is, it was lifted straight from the Onion, a satirical "news" publication based in New York that has caused countless American readers to double over with laughter at its weekly spoofs on current events."

    I love these guys.
  4. BillDayson

    BillDayson New Member

    Yeah, especially the photo of Chip, "totally passed out".

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