Every morning promptly at 9:40 a.m., you take your seat in Chapel. Some days you listen attentively, and some days you zone out completely, but inevitably, one day it happens: you hear something that makes you uncomfortable, shocks you, or with which you vehemently disagree. You’re left with nothing to do but sit there. Read what Rev. Bush and Mrs. Ray have to say about how and why we hear what we hear everyday.
The phrase “freedom of speech” is frequently tossed around in everything from casual conversation to campus protests. In light of recent events such as the Charlottesville “Unite the Right” rally and the University of California at Berkeley’s “free speech week,” Ansley Skipper more closely examines free speech and the way it’s misunderstood today.
On Jan. 30, President Trump gave his second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. It was followed by the Democratic rebuttal given by Congressman Joe Kennedy III. Read more to find out why Ansley Skipper thinks Kennedy was the wrong person to deliver the party’s response.