Lack of skill or lack of material?

Dear Editor,

At the risk of sounding puritanical, allow me to criticize The Northerner’s recent publishing of the article, “Sex guide gives thorough details,” purportedly “reported” by Aleta Shaffner in their Feb. 9 edition.

The ethical issues of placing an article with no artistic merit in ArtsEntertainment section of the paper is a battle that I’m not even going to begin to take up, and the idea of peddling a sex manual in a university paper is also seriously disturbing. However, what troubles me the most is the lack of English 101-level writing in a section dealing with literature. When I read a book review, I expect to be dealing with a reviewer who’s got, for lack of a more tasteful phrase, big literary coj