The best thing for a newspaper's success is the preservation of its integrity. Integrity should exist in all levels of journalism, from the editors to the journalists themselves, to both streamline the process of article submission and keep inside relationships with each other strong. It means, essentially, to stand by the core values of what the Dragon Press is and what it should do to keep that image.
Several opinion articles have been deemed not worthy of publication due to this reason. Audrey's WalMart story and Charlotte's ASB criticism are two that are most notable for their questionable level of integrity in their writing. The Dragon Press has standards to uphold even when the point of media is to uphold free speech. Tradition plays a role in the rejection of these articles as well. It is because of those traditions that we feel the need to uphold the integrity of the site. The most important aspect of retaining integrity is retaining public respect in the process, which raises our credibility. Seeing (or being informed weeks later) an article that gets passed by me but not by the Editor-in-Chief saddens me sometimes, but I understand completely the need to refuse publications that can ruin the integrity of the Dragon Press.