Campus Paper Reports on Cockroaches, Food Safety Violations; 650 Copies Stolen. Coincidence? (#nyc12)

Roughly 650 copies of The Unfiltered Lens have been reported stolen at the Community College of Rhode Island, prompting speculation the thefts may be a response to Lens reports on campus cockroach sightings and food safety violations.

Noting that other publications distributed on campus were noticeably still stacked like normal in their newsstands, the paper’s editor-in-chief Robert Armistead said “it leads me to believe that it is something specific with our newspaper, and more specifically with this issue.”

The issue’s front-page features two items: an article on cockroaches (“Roaches storm CCRI Knight Campus”) and a feature on the health inspection troubles of a CCRI campus café.  The cafe has apparently been flagged for improper food storage, employee “hand washing infractions,” and the absence of “an air gap, a necessary feature to separate the sink workspace from the sewage system.”

CCRI’s president: “This behavior represents a chargeable offense and the college will take full disciplinary action should this continue.”  (Question: Shouldn’t there be full disciplinary action toward what has already happened, regardless of whether it continues?)

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One Response to “Campus Paper Reports on Cockroaches, Food Safety Violations; 650 Copies Stolen. Coincidence? (#nyc12)”
  1. Marian Nicole Garcia says:

    cockroaches are one of the most disgusting pests in the world, it’s really hard to get rid of them.

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