The Orion

Opposition to politically correct language makes no sense

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Nicte Hernandez

April 23, 2018

Times are always evolving as the next generation starts to enter the workforce. Norms have changed as well as language. Politically correct language is one of those new changes we are now seeing. The term “politically correct” has been around since 1793 when the U.S Supreme Court made a decision regarding the bound...

Fighting the free speech war

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Roberto Fonseca

April 23, 2017

The free speech wars had another important battle this week. Instead of exchanging ideas, they exchanged fists.UC Berkeley was once again the battleground for a free speech war as anti-Trump protesters and Trump supporters clashed.Lauren Southern, a right-wing political commentator, arranged a rally in the defense of free speech in response to the treatment of Milo Yiannopoulos received at the Un...

Stand with Trump

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Roberto Fonseca

February 7, 2017

Donald Trump is our president, whether we like it or not. Wanting him to fail is not in our best interest.Those blinded by their hatred for Trump either don't want to look for factual information on some of his good ideas or are choosing to turn a blind eye. Even when people acknowledge that he brings a new view on current issues, they're too riddle...

America is stuck with Trump

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Roberto Fonseca

January 24, 2017

I saw it coming from a mile away. Trump was always going to be president. People are tired of political correctness and the left-wingers have demonized the right in the past four years.No, I don't think we're all going to get deported. I don't think Trump is racist, and I don't think Trump is sexist...

Censoring conservative voices

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Evan Roberts and Briana Mcdaniel

October 3, 2016

Freedom of speech has been a cornerstone of American life for centuries and is a seminal piece of who we are as people. The idea of conveying an idea despite being controversial or unpopular is what has driven the innovation and growth of the country. Over the summer there was some news concerning ...

Be civil in Facebook political debates

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Brittany Mcclintock

May 3, 2016

Social media is all about sharing personal things or random cat videos. Facebook is the biggest platform to post articles about things that a person typically cares about. And more often than not, people post political articles, especially now since it’s an election year.The only thing about pol...

Hellfire and heart-shaped hand grenades fuel rally

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Eric Mcguire

April 19, 2016

We’ve got a serious problem here in the U.S. of A. The problem is that “we the people” are no longer “we.” More and more we’re becoming “us” and “them.” We’re becoming the “left” and the “right.” It’s the No...

Our viewpoints are not our own

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William Rein

February 13, 2016

The most unimaginative and redundant opinions are those most aggressively debated, and the truly important, consequential views are thoroughly ingrained and taken for granted. In any given era, the multitude of opinions possessed by the public is largely owed to the social or philosophical revolutions...

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