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University sued for plagiarism by local elementary school

This drawing was found at an art exhibit for elementary school students. It looks strikingly similar to LMU’s new logo and the school is suing LMU for plagiarism. 

In a shocking twist of events, local elementary school Little Artists School for Gifted Youngsters is suing LMU for their new logo redesign, claiming that the University plagiarized the work of one of their students. They have evidence of drawings very similar to LMU’s new logos and claim that the University stole the drawings from a child and used them as inspiration without giving credit.

“The drawings are just so similar. I don’t want to say that LMU is profiting off of child labor, but the similarities are too glaring to be ignored,” Lee Child, principal of the elementary school, said. “We just want our students’ work to be recognized.”

The suit claims that a marketing executive by the name of B. Arnold visited the school under the pretense of a potential donation, but stole drawings from the children’s art exhibit. He then created all the new logos based off of their drawings and presented them to LMU as his own.

 

This controversy has created a craze across campus, as people argue whether or not the drawings look similar to the logos.

“I mean, the logos do look pretty simple, like a child drew them,” senior marketing major Jessica Diggs said. “I could see these being the logo of a primary school, actually. I hope the school gets the credit they’re due.”

Others think that the logos are clearly not the work of a child, as they are too simple and basic.

“There’s no way that that’s all the imagination of a child would come up with,” Lisa Blase, a junior psychology major, said. “A child’s work would be much more colorful and spirited than ours.”

LMU has denied the claims in emails, social media posts and has even bought another unneeded flag in the new bright, obnoxious blue of the redesign claiming that they did not steal the logos.

“LMU has a strict no-plagiarism policy,” LMU Marketing and Communications said to the press. “We deny that these logos were stolen from an elementary school. Although, those drawings look pretty good. Could we see more of those?”

The suit was only recently filed, so we’ll have to wait and see if LMU will give credit where credit is due, or if they’ll get a zero and fail this redesign.

The Bluff is a humorous and satirical section published in the Loyolan. All quotes attributed to real figures are completely fabricated; persons otherwise mentioned are completely fictional.

Sami Leung is a senior Psychology major from Cerritos, California. In her free time, she likes to read trendy books, go out to boba, and sing duets with her pet snake Elvis.

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