As advisor to the Smoke Signal, I welcome all views to our site. Here’s some behind-the-scenes to help clear out the confusion.
Daily review writers work from notes taken on a template that covers all aspects from spirit and decorations to the skit and airbands. They are trained to look for both positive and negative aspects in their overall impression.
Students write under extreme time pressure, usually one hour, and all reviews are read by an editor and by me before they are posted.
Although online review writers remain anonymous, they are never from the class that performed that day.
We appreciate your comments but ask that they not be obscene and not directed at a specific individual.
As journalists, we know you won’t always agree, but keep reading and look for the full print edition on Friday, Nov. 5th.