“We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting” – Neil Gaiman You might be surprised by the number of students that are victims of a violent crime. “Almost one of every three all rape victims develop PTSD sometime during their lives “according to a Women’s Study that is on the U.S … More What’s the point in making people uncomfortable?
Hello Vol Nation and anyone else who may be reading this. Today we are oppressed with a question for most colleges; what effects are trigger warnings leaving within the student body of college campuses, and are they helpful? We, as a student body, need to come together and ask that professors be encouraged to use … More Making a Difference with Trigger Warnings
Political Echo chambers are collections of ideas that are interconnected and do not allow opposing ideas to enter. They are bubbles that allow an individual to have illogical or irrational beliefs because they are surrounded by other individuals who subscribe to the same material. Why does a college kid at UTK care about political echo … More Political Echo Chambers for Dummies
There are no trigger warnings in the real world. Trigger warnings provide nothing but coddling of millennials. A trigger warning is the practice of giving students advance warning that instructional or academic materials might set off a difficult or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) response. These warnings are most commonly applied to discussions about rape, sexual abuse, and … More Trigger Warnings Cause Harm
When you go to college you expect protests and to have contradicting opinions thrown into your face. The scary thing about that is with safe spaces and trigger warnings we are creating environments where you won’t have your opinions disagreed with as commonly anymore. I’ve had arguments here on campus and they have been very … More You Should Enjoy Being Told that You are Wrong
You have a voice so use it! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but not everyone expresses it. How many times have you avoided getting involved with a protest about something you believed in? How many times have you held your tongue in class? It’s time to stop. Voicing your opinion is so important—especially … More Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace
A dog is on The University of Tennessee Campus. Protesters are shouting at bystanders and passer-byers. The Dog has an election button on his collar, clearly his candidate of choice, and is passing by the protestors calmly to get to his class. A student, whose also a protester, walks up to him. The protester one … More Everyone Knows Man’s Best Friend, Not Many Know His Worst Enemy