On Nov. 30, 2017 at an emergency senate meeting, the Student Government Association voted 28 to 2 to rescind $7,080 allocated to Young Americans for Freedom from the Special Projects and Initiatives Fund to partially fund bringing conservative speaker Ben Shapiro to Concordia College. The funding had already been grantedContinue Reading

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a microaggression as “a comment or action that subtly and often unconsciously or unintentionally expresses a prejudiced attitude toward a member of a marginalized group.” Microaggressions are viewed by some as being subtly oppressive, reinforcing wrongful stereotypes and racial biases. While I don’t 100 percent agreeContinue Reading

Sometimes it feels as though it is impossible to have an intelligent conversation with someone about hot-button topics. This is likely due to strongly held beliefs that manifest through emotional outbursts, disrupting the conversation and preventing further discussion. The emotional outbursts are more than likely directed at people who doContinue Reading

In our politically polarized society, discussions rarely result in accepting the opposition’s opinions as a valid perspective while remaining true to one’s own beliefs in a calm and civil manner. Taking offense to something that is said, or another person’s belief, is unfortunately the norm. Some see any form ofContinue Reading