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Last stop on Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking tour canceled by protesters

  • School officials canceled the final stop Milo Yiannopoulos’ speaking tour at the University of California, Berkeley, on Wednesday evening after protesters made it impossible for the event to continue.
  • Student activists and anti-fascist demonstrators shot fireworks at the building where Yiannopoulos was scheduled to appear.
  • Others threw smoke bombs and some damaged property. Some appear to have lit a fire on the campus’ Sprout Plaza.
  • UCLA also canceled his scheduled appearance for Thursday.
  • Trump sounded off on the protests Thursday morning, threatening to withdraw federal funding from the public university. Read more

This is dangerous.

Threatening to silence an iconic liberal college because of protest against a speaker who is exactly the opposite of the school. Inviting an editor an chief from Breitbart, a hate mongering wannabe news blog, deserved that exact reaction. To pretend like there was going to be fair and equal dialogue is bullshit and plays the role of victim on Yiannopoulos’s part. You chose to go into the dragons den, don’t be mad you got burned. You bring racist, fascist ideas to a campus full of liberal minded, democracy prone, diverse students YES THEY WILL DRAG YOU.

But this continued threat to suppress protest is deeply anti democratic, and borders on parallels with Nazi Germany. There are states proposing that protesters may get real jail time, or be allowed to be murdered by motorists. These are dangerous times.

I’m proud of you UCB. May you lead the way for other campus’s.

Riot, Protest, Start Shit. 

We’ve tried peaceful protests and nobody listens. Every liberal peaceful protest is met with a flood of people calling us whiners and mocking us. If they won’t listen to peaceful protests the only option is militancy. Make it so that they have no other option but to address our concerns, they have ignored us too long.

I support the actions taken by the citizens of Berkeley to stand up for what they believe in. 

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UC Berkeley just introduced gender-neutral bathrooms in 40 campus buildings

Finding a gender-neutral bathroom on UC Berkeley’s 1,200-mile campus just got a lot easier. University officials announced that 40 campus buildings now house gender-neutral bathrooms, and that a renovation project will add even more. The announcement comes on the heels of big news in the fight for transgender bathroom rights.

| 8/2/16 | I woke up at 8 am this morning even though I don’t have class until 12:30 to get in a quick study sesh. Summer session is winding down to the last two weeks and it’s been intense and time consuming. BUT it’s so worth it knowing that at the end of next week, I will be done with the last prerequisite for biology and will officially be a Spanish Linguistics and Molecular and Cell Biology double major starting in the fall!!

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UC Berkeley

remember when we shut down milo yiasjkfkdfjkl from speaking tonight

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It’s good to see the tolerant left engaging in civil debate with stances they don’t agree with in a calm educational setting.

That was sarcasm in case you couldn’t tell…

For those that don’t know, an alt-right Breitbart news editor, Milo Yiannopoulos was scheduled to speak at Berkley tonight.

Instead of voicing their opinions through debate, peaceful protests, or public education/awareness efforts, the students of Berkley chose to create the scene pictured above. The rioters started fires, threw moltov cocktails, lit fireworks in buildings, and ultimately destroyed a lot of both public and private property.

Their main goal? To seemingly silence Yiannopoulos from voicing his message to those who wanted to listen.

What did they accomplish instead? They destroyed their own campus. On top of that, they ensured hours of coverage for Milo on numerous news networks across the country; they’ve only amplified his voice a thousandfold.

I by no means agree with Yiannopoulos’ ideals, but this is simply unacceptable. Universities are meant to be a place for free speech and healthy intellectual conversations.

What if I were to tell you that you can disagree with someone, and not create literal dumpster fires?

This is not a victory. This is sad.

Athlete: Allison Stokke
School: University of California, Berkeley
Team: CAL Bears
Sport: Track & Field - Pole Vault
Competition: 81st Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays
Opponent: Various
Result: 6. Place
Location: Mike A. Myers Stadium - Austin, Texas, USA
Date: 04-Apr-2008

College Essential "Hacks"

This is kinda similar to my blog post “Things I Forgot/ Nearly Forgot to Bring to College”. In this blog post, I’ll be telling you things that you should definitely bring to college, and also some side advice.

Room:

A twin set fits fine on the twin extra long beds in the dorms. The difference between a twin & a twin XL is only a few inches in length. You honestly can’t tell that my bed set is a twin unless you really analyze it. It fits fine.

Mattress pads are awesome and they make the bed so much more comfortable. 

Bring light blankets. I don’t know about you but at home, I had those heavy, thick blankets. But don’t bring those. The blankets/ throws you find in a bed set will do. (**DEPENDS ON WHERE YOUR COLLEGE IS THOUGH**)

Bathroom: 

Bring shower sandals. Maybe even two pairs. They’re great for showering (a MUST-HAVE), but also work fine for a quick trip to the bathroom/ lounge/ etc. Shower sandals are basically just cheap flip-flops. 

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