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Free Speech 101

The First Amendment remains close to the hearts of lovers of democracy everywhere. It states, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government

I watched the “free speech” movie: It was bad

After hearing about the controversy about Students for Free Thought’s screening of “Can We Take a Joke,” I decided to log onto my dad’s Amazon Prime account so I could watch the movie myself. When the film first began, I was excited that Gilbert Gottfried was the first interviewee. He is a celebrated comedian who,

Letter to the editor: A drunk guy verbally assaulted me and somehow I was the one thrown out of the free speech event for speaking my mind

Last night, I went to a sloppy white supremacist propaganda screening veiled as a forum for ‘free speech and logical thought.’ As it was advertised, it became immediately clear that this was a hotbed for rape jokes, racial and gender slurs. Without any regard for content warnings, these white terrorists on training wheels began their

Bechdel weaves queer issues, family ties with storytelling in Convocation

Acclaimed cartoonist and author Alison Bechdel visited Lawrence on Tuesday, Oct. 15 to deliver a Convocation speech, entitled “Drawing Lessons: The Comics of Everyday Life.” Bechdel spoke on the relationship between writing and illustration, her creative process and her experience of making the personal and familial very public. A public question-and-answer session followed that afternoon