The Postmodern Paradox
Here’s a paradox: Grade inflation among American universities is at an all-time high; college classes are becoming easier and goofier with every passing year; yet, students are currently more stressed-out than ever before. How is this possible? The answer is simple. Creating the world in your own image is stressful. Indulge me for a moment. […]
Course Evaluations Are Useless, At Best
If university faculty does not read course evaluations, then students are continuously putting time and energy into a bold-faced lie. If university faculty does read course evaluations, then good professors—the taskmasters who refuse to inflate grades and who push their students to achieve success—suffer.
Nothing screams entitlement like the word “demand”
The posters on cultural appropriation, the student demonstrations, the protests, the seminars ad nauseum are all the more pernicious in that their real damage is hidden.
Social Justice Warriors Ruin Halloween
Fun. It’s something the Left despises. With the über-fun holiday of Halloween just around the corner, what better way to ruin it than with university campaigns dedicated to “offensive costumes” and student temper tantrums over “cultural appropriation?”
Freedom of “Expression” Is a Lie
Clearly, many college students lack a fundamental understanding of the First Amendment. Their confusion might stem from a conflation of the terms “speech” and “expression.”
1984 in 2017
The video “1984 in 2017″ shows how the language used on college campuses is beginning to resemble the Newspeak of George Orwell’s 1984.
Give Me the ‘A’ and No One Gets Hurt
A high grade was once a rare thing, something after which many sought but few earned. Now the tables have drastically turned, with A’s representing 45 percent of all letter grades given in universities.
At UC Berkeley, Freedom of Speech Is a Security Risk
University of California, Berkley, once the home of the free speech movement, is now the home of censorship and suppression of diverse ideas. Its most recent tactic? Using “campus safety” as a smokescreen to hinder conservative thought from penetrating the university’s bubble.
Evergreen Students Fight “Institutional Racism” With Actual Racism
The Evergreen protestors claim to be fighting “institutional racism” and “promoting equality,” yet their movement does nothing but exacerbate racial tensions and promote inequality.
Merriam-Webster Joins the Fight for Social Justice
This spring marks a revolutionary step forward in the Social Progress of the English language.