It’s so fun reading college newspapers for this blog. Not only do staff writers spend a lot of time writing about squirrels, they make many benign beginner’s journalist mistakes that bring me back to my college newspapering years.
For example, in this rather ordinary article on squirrels burrowing into the attics of dorms on the University of Washington campus, there are two photos. Both of them of squirrels.
But when you read the photo caption — which should identify the person or thing in the photo — you start to see why they might be having such a squirrel problem.
Well, perhaps if your facilities manager wasn’t a squirrel…you’d have fewer invading campus?