Mike Massey's column poking fun at students obsessed with their pickup trucks was rejected by the school paper for being "too liberal," so he decided to start a newspaper of his own. Splat! -- which aspires to be like Rolling Stone magazine in its early years, according to the News & Observer -- is scheduled to debut in November. "You aren't going to see stories about student government votes or trustee meetings in our paper," Massey tells the N&O. "I expect our stories to address the environment, women's issues, minority affairs, sex, student activism, drinking. This is what students talk about, but you don't see it in papers like the [North Carolina State school newspaper]."

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