Concordia recently welcomed Angela “Bay” Buchanan to its campus, a conservative political commentator who served as former Treasurer of the United States between 1981-1983. After her career in Washington, Buchanan became better recognized across the nation for her roles in the media, appearing regularly as a commentator for programs onContinue Reading

The word “socialism” tends to have one of two reactions on people; either disgust or acceptance. Yet when confronted, it appears that few have an understanding of what socialism actually is and what it entails. This miscommunication ends up causing division and polarizing people on the issue. I decided toContinue Reading

The recent and rather unexpected deactivation of Campus Democrats is surprising to many, especially for a predominantly liberal ELCA college such as Concordia. A small survey by the website Niche determined that 67% of responding participants at Concordia aligned with Democratic affiliation whereas 10% of the surveyed students self-identified asContinue 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

Creating an atmosphere of inclusion is hard when it comes to political ideologies on college campuses. Concordia College is characteristically liberal, like most other post-secondary institutions in the United States. When it comes to class discussions on potentially divided issues, usually only one side is rationalized as being the rightContinue Reading