The New Anti-Free Speech Movement

by Luke Clemente Free speech is a necessary for democracy. Ideas are presented and discussed and with intelligent conversation and a fair media, the best idea is triumphant. Free speech is guaranteed under the first amendment amendment. Throughout history the groups who have held back free speech have been the most destructive, authoritative ideologies of history. University of Southern California Berkeley has the center of the battle for free speech for many years. In 1965 students formed a movement…

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Free Market Frats: Why Greek Life Should Be Privatized

by Drew P. After the tragic death of Timothy Piazza at Beta Theta Pi (BTP) fraternity in February, Penn State has been waging an all-out war on Greek Life. The University has set restrictive new policies on Greek Life, including banning hard alcohol and kegs, requiring third party bartenders, banning first semester rushing for freshmen, policing frats during parties’ w/administrators, banning fraternity BTP and ending ‘daylongs’. These harsh restrictions show that Penn State is playing into the same leftist…

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A modest compromise on bathrooms

by Dom Decinti Politics and legislation is about compromise, but you wouldn’t know it by listening to today’s college students. The NCAA, the NBA, and huge chain multinational corporations all shout about how the world should turn in the direction they want. But nonetheless, we must compromise to achieve any success in the American experiment. So when a debate arises, we must work to the middle of the discussion. If there are a majority of Republicans in an area,…

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Liberal feminists must stop harming the cause of feminism

by Deb Saxe The definition of feminism is a belief in the equality of the sexes, making feminism an attractive and viable idea with broad appeal. Simply put, feminism is for everyone. Much has been said about feminism since the birth of the American women’s rights movement nearly 170-years ago at the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. In our current “woke af” culture, there is increasing debate over whether or not conservatism has a place within feminism. Conservatives who express…

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Mutually Assured Destruction Might be a Real Possibility

by Sulla On Thursday, April 6th, a US warship launched an attack on a Syrian airbase in response to the allegations that Assad, the current leader of Syria, used a poison gas on his own people. Some context will be necessary to fully understand the importance of these actions. For some Millennials, and all succeeding generations, America has not been in a state of peace for the entirety of their lives. Our involvement in Afghanistan, followed by our invasion…

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A True University

“A true university is a collection of books.” This quote from Thomas Carlyle is etched into a column of the Pattee-Paterno Library at the Pennsylvania State University. When you think about this quote, it really does stand out as truth. The books in the various libraries around campus contain arguments, theories, and postulations on topics from gender studies to nanotechnology to weather patterns. They discuss new ideas and old ideas. These books and the information they contain are what…

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Top 10 Things I Would Fix at PSU

Parking: Given that there are over 40,000 students at Penn State, it is no surprise that parking is difficult. The current situation, however, is absolutely not acceptable. If your child is a freshman, they are not allowed to park on campus, period. This makes it very difficult if you ever need to come home due to an emergency, or if you do not want to have your parents drive to PSU every semester break. While Penn State does have…

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The NAACP at Penn State responds to white nationalist posters

On Wednesday, March 29, the Penn State chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) held a discussion on the best ways to “fight fascism” on Penn State’s campus. The recent discovery of white nationalist posters on campus prompted the meeting. The posters advocated for Identity Evropa. An organization that advocates for the United States becoming an ethnonationalist state for white people. Many students said that these posters represented an existential threat to themselves and that stopping white nationalism was a…

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Selfish Compassion

The modern leftist view of life contains within it the single most self-serving ego-driven sadistic and materialistic of world views masquerading as tolerance and selfless brotherly love. By default I am predisposed to give them the benefit of the doubt, but if truth be told I find myself questioning how many among them have sinister motives. I find it difficult to believe that so many, especially those the professorial class, can ignore the vacuous nothingness with which the left…

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The Afterthought of Science and Cult of Identity Politics

An idea that has circulated recent identity politics is the reexamination of the gender binary. The arguments against this system include a proposed ‘gender spectrum’, and with it, a lengthy set of ‘nonbinary’ genders to describe different areas within the spectrum. Different aspects of gender have also been differentiated and given their own spectra, including: gender identity, gender roles, gender expression, sexual orientation, sexual behavior, etc. Some of these hypotheses directly contradict current scientific understanding. Yet others, while not…

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