CityPaper slams College Park

This week’s CityPaper cover story goes after the home of the University of Maryland in just about every way possible.

What local colleges have a better student life than College Park? Strayer, AU, Georgetown, GW, Southeastern, GMU, Howard, NOVA, Catholic, Montgomery College, Marymount, Gallaudet, UDC…

…stocking the student body with mathletes has done little to address College Park’s greatest shortcoming: It has the locational charm of a highway rest stop.

…an ugly shopping strip, a scarcity of choice, an air of lurking danger, and the promise of thoughtless mayhem.

That the CityPaper is going after a large commuter school is not surprising. Only one of the five parts of this story takes a look at how College Park is trying to improve itself; the other four parts are details of how bad a place the CityPaper perceives it to be.

Is the CityPaper is being fair with this article? Terps, we await your reply.

2 Comments so far

  1. Dee (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 11:26 am

    The CityPaper is getting a lot of flak for printing these types of articles. A lot of them seem one-sided and with no purpose other than to simply put places down. The ones that disturb me are the articles where they write articles about areas such as SE, and try to get the most inarticulate people to interview for them. It’s like the CityPaper is trying to show blacks are poor and uneducated. It’s aggravating.

  2. wayan (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 4:37 pm

    The worst insult: Strayer and Southeastern mentioned as “colleges.”

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