College Republicans Host a Disappointing “Truth Week”

by Sarah Nahrgang This Monday and Tuesday, the Penn State College Republicans hosted their annual “Truth Week.” Lasting only two days, not a whole week, the series featured two speakers: Austin Petersen on Monday and Kimberly Corban on Tuesday. Being that College Republicans is a fairly large organization here at Penn State and nationwide, with chapters on over 1,800 campuses across the country, it was expected that these events would receive a decent turnout. Instead, attendance was quite low,…

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Analyzing the Iran Deal and Trump’s Options

by Andrew Johnson As is usual, media coverage of the so-called “Iran Deal” has been horribly lopsided, dumbed-down, and mostly devoid of useful information. To understand Trump’s choices, we must first understand what the Iran Deal entails. The official name of the deal is the “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action”. This was an agreement reached by then President Obama, Iran, and several other world powers in 2015. The stated goal of this deal was to reduce the capability Iran…

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Graphic Images of Aborted Fetuses Along Pattee Mall Show the Reality of Abortion

by Sarah Nahrgang A group of activists from Created Equal, a pro-life education and activism group based out of Columbus, Ohio, set up a provocative demonstration Wednesday along the Pattee Library Mall. Several signs depicting the gruesome reality of abortion lined the mall. Each aborted fetus shown, many of which were severally dismembered, were accompanied by a description of their gestational age prior to their death. On the back of these signs was information for women that read: “Pregnant?…

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The Cowardice of Safe Spaces and PC Culture: Austin Petersen

by Aidan Piombino-Mattis Austin Petersen opened up the College Republicans’ Truth Week event for 2017 on Monday night, appearing at Penn State despite his intense Senate Primary in Missouri. The Libertarian-cum-Republican candidate spoke on a variety of issues, though the primary focus of the lecture was free speech and safe spaces, and the ideological danger presented by these supposed safety measures. The talk, entitled The Cowardice of Safe Spaces and PC Culture, covered everything from the cultural marxism of…

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Your Tuition Dollars are Paying for This

by Vincent Cucchiara Gabriela Richard is bravely embarking on an exciting new field of research that is definitely not a massive waste of time and resources. According to The Collegian “Richard conducts research on the intersection of race and gender in video games.” A look at her website reveals that she researches such pressing topics as “Online Gaming Experiences Across Gender, Ethnicity and Sexuality” and “Stereotype Threat and Learning in Interest-Driven Informal Activities and Game Culture.” Now you might think…

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Harvey Weinstein: Another Name on the Hollywood Walk of Shame

by Jack T. Another disgusting Hollywood elitist can’t keep his hands to himself or even his pants on. Harvey Weinstein, co-chairman of the massive film studio The Weinstein Company and co-founder of Miramax, has been fired from his company after multiple allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment have surfaced. Two damning pieces from The New York Times and The New Yorker unveiled a long history of Weinstein’s mistreatment of women. The New York Times detailed Weinstein’s sexual harassment…

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The Las Vegas Attack in Perspective: An Analysis

by Kevin Fenchak At the time of writing, It’s been over a week since the night of October 1st when so many lost their lives or were grievously wounded by a terrorist’s actions. The motives for such a murderous attack are as yet a matter of speculation, as are the methods by which it was carried out. To expound broadly on this attack is probably impossible until more is known, and it is unlikely to yield any politically significant…

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What is the Militia?

by Aidan Mattis The debate over gun rights is once again in full hysteria mode, and thus we need to go over those pesky gun rights for the millionth time. To skip over most of the common arguments, let’s go to the core. The text of the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution reads “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall…

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Mandate Exemption Protects Vital Religious Freedom

by Sarah Nahrgang Last Friday, the Trump administration put forth an interim final rule to roll back the HHS mandate for religious employers to cover contraception in their health insurance plans. This is a victory for religious freedom and for the religious groups who have been fighting for this since female contraception was added to the list of preventative services covered by the Affordable Care Act in 2011. Most notably, much of the impetus for this ruling came from…

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#IndigenousPeoplesDay

by Vincent Cucchiara Columbus Day is once again upon us and as to be expected the Left is out in full force decrying the evils of everyone who has helped to make the US the great nation that it is. Today is the day that we remember the adventurous spirit that inspired Christopher Columbus to sail the ocean blue and discover new land to the west that was entirely unknown to the peoples of Europe. His discovery lead to…

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