Mo. student newspaper drops April Fools' edition

(Source: MGN Online)
(Source: MGN Online)

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - The University of Missouri's student newspaper says Monday's edition is full of serious news - and that's no April Fools' Day joke.

The editors of The Maneater decided to drop the traditional April Fools' Day edition this year after last year's effort ignited a controversy.

Last year, the newspaper featured a section called "The Carpeteater," a derogatory term for a lesbian. The resulting controversy led to the resignation of the managing editor and editor-in-chief.

Editor-In-Chief Kelly Olejnik said it takes a lot of time and energy to create a spoof paper, and it shouldn't be done if it can't be done well.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports (( ) the decision about future April Fools' editions will be left to the incoming editorial staff, which will be selected next weekend.

Information from: Columbia Daily Tribune,

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