Monday’s Traveler Missing
As I sat at home finishing up my French essay Monday morning, I received a call from my father, who works in the UA’s Engineering Department.
“I can’t find your paper,” he said. “It’s not here.”
Minutes later, I got a text from an editorial staff member. The paper was not in Kimpel Hall either they said.
It turns out, not only was the paper missing from Kimpel Hall and the Engineering building, but from almost all the buildings and racks across campus.
Needless to say, we were upset Monday in the newsroom. For every Monday paper, we dedicate many hours of our Sundays to complete the paper.
Although we have no lead on who committed this felony, we speculated that it must have been a prank. We know the newspapers were delivered and placed on the racks in the morning, but nothing beyond that point is known. We filed a police report Monday and are working to get footage from security cameras across campus.
It upsets us all here in the Traveler office that someone or a group of people would do something as horrible as this. Writers had worked hard to report their stories, photographers took time to shoot their photos, the editorial staff spent hours editing and designers dedicated their Sunday afternoon to laying out the paper—and all their hard work has disappeared.
Though the papers were returned to the Traveler office bin at approximately 8:30 Monday night and taking the paper may seem harmless, it has significant repercussions. The estimated cost Monday’s paper is about $8,000. Charges will be pressed.