interesting. i think i actually know every single person quoted/mentioned in that article, and am close friends with 3/4s. and they talked about things that weren't EC, also.
given that the suicides and the Krueger suit/FOC have pretty much defined MIT student life for, oh, the past decade, at least, it's hardly surprising they make it into *every* article. but no, you're not the only one who's irritated by it.