The “ideal” Whitworth student: Christian. Goes to Hosanna every week; to Awake; to chapel. Pure. Has a specific set of beliefs and values. Reads their Bible. Listens to all the current worship songs. Posts photos on social media of their Bibles, highlighters, and coffee. Has a Bible verse in their Instagram bio.
The 2020 presidential race is almost upon us, and with it has come an uptick in political discussion. In every political camp, people are discussing the major issues they find important, and many issues are getting traction on social media and other online platforms.
In the United States we get so consumed by everything that’s happening near us that we forget to pay attention to the problems occurring in other countries. We become ignorant to others who are suffering because we’re not in their position.
While I have been pleased to find that many faculty and staff at Whitworth have chosen to support the preservation of freedom of speech on campus, ASWU has abandoned this constitutional value and made the fatal leap toward censorship.
Despite the increasingly positive response to the women of the world who are speaking up and the unending support and encouragement from fellow victims, the momentum has hushed the voices of men who have been victims of sexual violence themselves.
People around the country — and especially young people — raised their collective voices to show those who would ignore us that we will not be silenced, that we will fight for our rights and the rights of those who have had their voices taken, and that hatred and fear will not win in America.
So, not only are female students and staff being charged more than twice as much as grocery store prices (for a lesser product) in the event that they need a tampon while on campus, they may also have to search several buildings on campus before finding one.
Tabloid media makes it seem as though when two women of equal talent, skill and popularity reach the peak of their careers, they have no choice but to become enemies. Unlike their male counterparts, who each have room at the top without a blatant competition, females are forced to be perceived as enemies, even when no such competition exists.
Partisan and party politics have become so entrenched in our government that it no longer functions the way it was meant to. Instead of a Supreme Court confirmation process free of party biases, we have Senators on both sides acting like petulant children.
As a university committed to low student – faculty ratios, a broad liberal arts education, and mentorship, Whitworth provides its students with the unique and invaluable opportunity to form lasting relationships with mentors and peers from a variety of backgrounds and fields. These features are some of Whitworth’s worst kept secrets, yet too often students fail to take full advantage of these fulfilling and rewarding opportunities.
As the midterm elections are approaching for the region, it is important to consider many of the different perspectives the candidates are bringing to light through their campaigns. We Believe We Vote is a recently-founded organization that claims a non-partisan, Biblically-founded evaluation of candidates running for political offices in the greater Spokane area.