Response From The Editor
Your points are well taken and understood. Contacting Physical Plant should have been a top priority in doing research for the article. The topic of the article was gathered through firsthand observation. While this is not a bad way to come up with ideas for articles, proper investigation would have revealed the information provided in your letter.
I hope Physical Plant and the grounds crew do not take the article as a shot fired in their direction. Both through firsthand observation and the descriptions of operations in the letter, I know quite a lot hard work takes place every day to keep up the pristine beauty of campus. For any offense taken from the article (and the incorrect information) I apologize on behalf of The Pacifican.
I hope our readers recognize the information you and the grounds manager have provided in your letter, and not the information in last week’s article, is accurate. I also hope our readers know this kind of mistake is not reflective of the kind of reporting procedure The Pacifican teaches or promotes.