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Pro-Life On Campus? Prepare To Get Punched, Have Signs Kicked In, Chalk Erased




Are you a pro-life student? You might want to prepare to get punched, have your signs destroyed, and your chalk erased.

The first weekend of December marked the latest instance of left-wing intolerance to pro-life student demonstrators. Fifteen-year-old pro-life student Purity Thomas was praying and advising women in front of a Planned Parenthood when she was punched in the face, reported The Daily Caller.

If that’s not shocking enough, the police didn’t arrest this criminal. Now, Thomas knows who punched her but “she was not disclosing the identity of her assailant because the woman had just had an abortion and she wants her to heal instead of receive harassment.”

“I feel super sorry for her and I want her to know that we’re not violent, we actually care about her,” said Thomas. “Being punched was nothing compared to what those babies are feeling when they are aborted…and honestly, I would take a million punches if it saved one child.”

Texas State University student Ian Ramos kicked and punched in pro-life signs on campus. He stated the signs did not constitute free speech, which is a tad surprising for a history and government student. Ramos is pursuing a teaching certification, as of April 2017.

California State University, Fresno professor Gregory Thatcher erased pro-life chalking on campus, even after a student told him she had gotten permission to chalk in the vicinity. Thatcher will participate in First Amendment training and has to pay $17,000 for a court settlement, but Thatcher’s insurance company will be paying the fee and the professor “did not, in any way, admit to any wrongdoing.” Ramos, who destroyed the signs, received no punishment, and is unrepentant, saying he would do it again. Welcome to 21st century universities, where exercising free speech has its consequences, but prevent it, and you’ll be A-OK.

Saint Louis University

College Splurges On Amazon Echos After Layoffs, Deficit



Saint Louis University scrapped around 120 faculty and admin positions in March 2017 and also ditched 130 vacant capacities. The previous fiscal year, the school had a $16 million deficit. And NOW, it’s decided to purchase Amazon Echos, those little gadgets that play music, search the Internet, and make calls all hands-free with that friendly robot Alexa, reported The College Fix. Oh and remember, this is also one of those devices that collects user data, with which it does who knows what.

Amazon Echos go for $50 on Amazon and Saint Louis University is buying one for each of its more than 2,300 dorm rooms on campus. That comes out to $115,000, though the school did say it bought them at a discount. David Hakanson, the university’s vice president, said that “every minute we can save our students from having to search for the information they need online is another minute that they can spend focused on what matters most: their education.”

You know that it takes roughly the same amount of time to type a question out on Google as it does to ask it orally, right? Also, have you ever heard of this thing called RESEARCH? Learning how to find things yourself is a pretty crucial part of education. Anyways, this wouldn’t be quite so egregious if this weren’t the same school that recently made over a hundred layoffs and is expecting a $10 to $20 million loss each year.

At $42,166, Saint Louis University’s tuition price is already over $7,000 higher than the average cost at private universities — wouldn’t this money be better spent on scholarships?

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University of Maryland

School Offers Safe Space For White Students



If you visited the University of Maryland’s counseling center website Friday morning, you’d find over a dozen different group counseling sessions, one of which was “White Awake,” reported Campus Reform.

“This group offers a safe space for White students to explore their experiences, questions, reactions, and feelings. Members will support and share feedback with each other as they learn more about themselves and how they can fit into a diverse world.”

This is obviously a social justice initiative, but I wanna know which University of Maryland administrator sat down and said “huh you know what would really be good optics for our school? A white-only space on campus.”

So anyway, after this story came out, the counseling group was modified to look like this: instead of “White Awake,” it’s now called “Anti-Racism and Ally-Building Group” and all references to whites have mysteriously gone missing.

The school said “Our Counseling Center acknowledges that we did not choose the right words in raising awareness about this research-based initiative, and how this group has been perceived is counter to the values of inclusiveness and diversity that we embody. Therefore, we are renaming the group to better reflect our intention and values.”

Uh huhhh. You know, This kind of reminds me of the White Student Union groups that popped up on different campuses over the past few years. They were pretty widely dismissed as hoaxes, and I think they were in terms of actual coordinated activity, but the Facebook pages definitely seemed to be operated by real people; I spoke through Facebook with whomever ran the UVA one last year.

That Facebook group has since been deleted. Now you’ve probably had a good laugh at the concept of white safe spaces and White Student Unions, but here’s the thing: that should be your response to EVERY identity-themed initiative. They’re condescending, they waste resources, and they waste time that can be spent actually bringing people together.

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College of Southern Nevada

Prof Shoots Himself In Arm To Protest Donald Trump



College of Southern Nevada professor Mark Bird shot himself in the arm, apparently to protest President Donald Trump, reported Las Vegas Journal-Review. He is charged with carrying a dangerous weapon at school and without a permit, as well as shooting it inside a restricted environment.

Bird, who had taught at the College of Southern Nevada for 25 years, apparently taped a $100 bill to a mirror in a campus bathroom with a note reading “for the janitor” and then shot himself in the arm with a .22-caliber pistol. Campus employees and one or more students saw him limping out of the bathroom. Someone called 911 and the report says that before the police arrived, the professor said he shot himself to protest Trump.

Bird will have a preliminary hearing on September 17. Now, I don’t get too many stories out of Nevada, to be honest, but another one that did come to mind was University of Nevada, Las Vegas history professor Tessa Winkelmann, who, after the Las Vegas massacre, warned her students that “people will die” because of Trump.

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