So those words may seem contradictory, but not in an editorial. It's power is not just to inform, but to persuade. Presenting fact is just as important to opinion like in Dr. Klapak's examples about town hall meetings or the divide between Democrat and Republican in his CA 100 class. People get too wrapped up in emotion or half-facts. Where is the whole truth?
One thing I would like to see more (not just in the Setonian) is the opposing side's argument presented on the opposite side. We did this a lot in at Reservoir High and it sparked a lot of debate.
Also, presenting a change to make is better than just complaining. Like saying your dorm sucks because it's too cold, overcrowded, etc. Do you propose a plan or file a report with maintainence? Do you speak to RA's or bring it up at the next floor meeting? If not, stop complaining.