The Shield

‘Every intent of being open’

The university has updated its policy regarding areas on campus which are designated for “speech and expressive activities.” The locations are the lawn area south of Rice Library, the lawn area between the Physical Activities Center and the Recreation, Fitness and Wellness Center and the lawn in front of the Health Professions Building. The three areas combined are approximately 1.6 acres of the 1,400 acre campus

Gabi Wy, Features Editor

August 31, 2016

Freshman Shelby Heins said having zones specific for free speech wasn’t something she would expect to have on a college campus. “We’re paying to go here,” the nursing major said. “So our thoughts should be heard.” As a new student, Heins and several other freshman said they didn’t k...

‘How much better are we than him?’: Value human rights for all

Jake Tapley

April 24, 2013

I am all for debates. I feel that every side of an issue needs to be explored to properly assess its multifaceted nature, and I find that, usually, there are valid points made on either side of an argument. However, recently, there has been a debate broadcast heavily by the media that should have ne...

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