To Our Readers,
Last week, we published a punchy article about Covenant’s performance of the musical Aida. The immediate outrage it sparked deserves some acknowledgement and explanation from The Bagpipe. There are a few things I’d like to point out.
1. The article was written by Mitch Prentis, and while he works on The Bagpipe staff, the article reflected his personal take on the play. By no means does anyone else on staff necessarily feel the same way that he did.
2. Prentis’s personal take on the play is called a review. This type of writing is different from a news article. Where a news article strives for objectivity, any kind of arts review is necessarily biased. The article was not attempting to report the play, it was attempting to review it.
3. I would like to apologize for the harsh tone of some of the words. We understand that the Covenant musical theatre department is growing and shaping, like many other small departments on this campus. The people building them up need our morale support.
4. We published the article before preview weekend because we like to offer plays and musicals reviews between their two weeks of performance. By no means did we intentionally publish the somewhat scathing review to embarrass those in the musical.
5. The Bagpipe is not a PR paper. In the future, we will strive to both write and edit in love for our neighbor.
6. If you don’t like something in The Bagpipe, write something you do like. We are your student newspaper, after all.