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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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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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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Furthering the Abortion Conversation on Campus: What the Catholic Church Really Says

by Sarah Nahrgang and Dominic DeCinti As our trust in our traditions and institutions erode, we are slowly losing our identity. The West has, over time, lost faith in the Christian values that aided its unmatched success as a civilization. The President’s tweets, kneeling athletes, and the latest climate hysteria concern us more than the degradation of the family, the bedrock of our society. We have lost sight of our priorities, and our belief in the sanctity of life…

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Title IX

by Dylan Thomas What is wrong with a college protecting rape victims? This question is the latest in propaganda by progressive media and interest groups. Take your pick of popular op-eds on the new Dear Colleague letter published by the Department of Education. “the Trump administration made clear what many have expected all along: That it does not and will not stand with survivors of sexual violence on campus.” “Yikes. What’s that mean for survivors?“ Many people would want…

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Your Speech Is Not Free If You Are Pro-Life

by Sarah Nahrgang Every day in America, 3,000 innocent lives are taken. That is ¼ of our generation. Our brothers. Our sisters. Our friends. Our peers. Nearly 60 million children have been killed by abortion since 1973. They have no voice. They have no rights. When a group of pro-lifers dared to stand up for these rights on Monday, they were shouted over and forced to leave. This is just another case of conservative viewpoints being shut down on…

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The Absurdity of “Unfree Expression”

by Kevin Fenchak The Daily Collegian has really pushed the envelope on its generally mediocre, often sloppily edited, and consistently insipid opinion commentary. By publishing columnist Dominique Servati’s article, entitled “When does the first amendment go too far to protect hate speech?”, they have lowered the bar even further. Servati’s argument is not only legally wrong, it is philosophically vacuous and serves only to reinforce the prejudices of leftist students. The importance of an article such as this is…

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Students Express Outrage at the Possibility of Enforcing Immigration Law

by Vincent Cucchiara On Friday, 8 September, the Planned Parenthood Generation Action at PSU club organized to defend the rights of people who, presumably, have a right to live in this country only now that they’re outside a womb. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Tuesday that the federal government would be discontinuing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA, an executive order designed to provide an exemption from deportation enforcement for children whose parents did not have…

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