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The Tiger

The Tiger roars no more

Katie Bradham, Owner of a Multi-Thousand Dollar Camera

Griffin Cobb, left and Defiance Yenovkian, right pack up boxes of The Tiger’s worthless garbage.

The Tiger has attempted to entertain, shock, amuse, anger and inform the Clemson student body, faculty and community for the past 115 years. The Tiger is an award-winning, collegiate newspaper that has been roaring for Clemson since 1907, as opposed to that horrible paper down in Columbia, The Daily Gamecock, which has only been clucking since 1908.
The Tiger has had some incredibly talented people serve on its staff during its century-long history. Several of these individuals have gone on to make big names for themselves in the journalism industry, including Barbara Walters, Lester Holt, Tucker Carlson, Rachel Maddow, Collin Cowherd and Matson Montilla.
Despite the impressive lineage of reporters that have walked the halls of the Hendrix Student Center since the early 1900s, The Tiger will close its doors and print its last issue in the coming weeks.
“I am 100 percent responsible for the fall of The Tiger,” said David Ferrara, editor-in-chief. “My goals and expectations for The Tiger sparked anxiety among the University administration, and they have decided that they can no longer ‘condone’ what we do here at The Tiger.”
When pressed to clarify what it is that the University does not condone, officials were clear on where they stand.
“The Tiger offers nothing to the Clemson community that we cannot get from another news source. The fact that we have an independent student press on campus scares us, and we feel that the community will only benefit from their absence,” said Joe Galbraith, University spokesperson.
University Police cited an increase in vandalism involving newspaper stands and the theft of large volumes of newspapers stating, “The Tiger has created a theft problem on campus, and instead of punishing the parties responsible for the theft, we’d rather just eliminate this problem at its source,” said the Chief. 
“Nobody reads this trash anyway,” observed one person in a DM to The Tiger. That person was correct, according to experts on the matter.
Staff on The Tiger are concerned about what’s next. “We learned on Monday, March 28 that we would have until the end of the week to vacate the premises. We have been frantically packing up our desks, while simultaneously searching for a new home,” said Kaylee Morris, business manager of The Tiger.
It is unlikely that The Tiger will be able to find a new home before the end of the semester. Even if they did, it is unlikely that the University would allow the continuation of their papers being placed on stands around campus.

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