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The speech of love

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Taylor Anderson

October 15, 2020

I had the opportunity to speak on the behalf of the volleyball team at the Unity March held by the Athletic Department, Sept. 30. My initial intention was to relate information about the march to my team, not to speak in front of a crowd of people. The speech I wrote was for my teammate, Raven Presley,...

Speakers discusses the value of hope

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Chloe Phillips and Hunter Tyler

January 24, 2019

Bigotry, picket signs and social media that brought a change of mind. Megan Phelps-Roper, former member of Westboro Baptist Church, kicked off the Artist-Lecture Series for the spring semester. Phelps-Roper and her sister left the church in 2012. "What I want people to take away from it is there is amazin...

Critical conversation discusses power of free speech

A panel discussion is lead by Syreeta Greene, director of equity inclusion and multicultural affairs, on the topic of first ammendment rights on a college campus during Critical Conversations:

Chloe Phillips

February 20, 2018

To discuss the legal and conceptual aspects of freedom of speech, the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Multicultural Affairs personnel brought a panel of faculty members to the critical conversations series program on Feb. 19 in the Legacy Multipurpose Room. The panel included Donovan Irven, phil...

Students question: Is hate speech free speech?

Nick Wolf, mechanical engineering junior, and Brady Burross, mechanical engineering senior declare “Hate speech is free speech” during the Resist Hate Rally  held in Sunwatcher Plaza on Sept. 1. Photo by Marissa Daley

Jennifer Wright

October 3, 2017

The Resist Hate Rally was almost over. About 30 students, faculty and staff started at Sunwatcher Plaza. They set off to walk around campus at 5:30 p.m. on a warm Friday afternoon with Labor Day weekend quickly approaching. They were almost back to the start as two others stood off to the side, ho...

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