Dolphins gone wild: student jeopardizes school image in lewd kerfuffle
Carl A. Bunga ‘13, Staff Writer
March 29, 2012
Filed under Just for Fun
Student negligence is said to be the reason behind Le Moyne College’s recent fight with international adult video service Girls Gone Wild.
Over spring break, scores of Le Moyne students traveled to exciting getaways to celebrate their vacation. Among these groups, one LMC student found herself caught in the lenses of a Girls Gone Wild camera crew in Miami, Fla.
The senior student, Ashley M. Casey, confirms that she shot “about six minutes” of footage before returning to a party on the beach the night of Thursday, March 8.
“We were celebrating a friend’s birthday that night,” Casey explained. “I had been drinking, and I wanted to get in front of the camera — I don’t regret my decision!”
However, even though this student stands by her actions, her college is challenging her appearance in a forthcoming Girls Gone Wild DVD release. During the footage, the cameraman asks the student where she had traveled from to which she responded “Syracuse, N.Y.,” adding an incriminating “Go Dolphins!” cheer immediately thereafter.
Despite the video service’s practice of bleeping out school names when spoken and blurring images related to the institutions (e.g. logos on T-shirts or baseball caps), references to the school’s locations or mascots are not treated with the same censorship and — when connected to one another — can directly pinpoint the student’s school of origin.
Le Moyne College’s office of public relations is negotiating with the adult video distributors to have the defaming footage pulled altogether from the final cut of an upcoming spring break DVD release.
However, the service has stood by its policy of only scrapping material if they need to forcibly remove a disgruntled father from their office premises. Casey noted that she doesn’t wish to involve her father in this ordeal.
No official statement has come from the college. It is rumored that they desire to keep this controversial situation as contained as possible.
Casey claims to have been separated from her group, consisting of other Le Moyne students, at the time that her trouble-making footage was filmed.
Casey would not confirm whether or not any other Le Moyne students were caught on camera by the Girls Gone Wild crew.
There has been much apprehension that another such scandal may await the college some time down the road.
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