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« bweldon79 wrote on Wednesday, Oct 29 at 11:50 PM »
So make shakers with "paddle handles" to comply with their silly rules - this is a huge game & we need as much fan support as possible - So get busy on those shakers !!! War Eagle
« TeriAU74 wrote on Wednesday, Oct 29 at 01:21 PM »
We need to send information about the entire state, not just Auburn, as special as AU is!. He says, "working on a semester long project on a particular U.S. state." So if you send something, tell about the part of Alabama you live in as well as your connection to Auburn. I will send something soon. What a neat idea!
« rsanek wrote on Tuesday, Oct 28 at 10:19 AM »
What's the problem with teaching/focusing on what's going to be tested? The goal of testing should be to reinforce what has been learned in class. If a test isn't doing that, it's an ineffective test. If there's large swaths of information being taught that aren't later tested, there's a much higher likelihood that information will be immediately forgotten. [Spitzer, 1939] Obviously, with standardized testing, evaluating everything learned is infeasible. But in settings that allow more freedom (like college), tests/quizzes can cover a majority of information, if frequent enough.
« hollykate wrote on Monday, Oct 27 at 04:37 PM »
Unfortunately what you are arguing in this letter is that your personal definition of a fulfilling life, and the way in which your value system links that life to waiting until marriage to have sex, is superior to another person’s definition of a fulfilling life and the choices they make while living that life. Yes, people do have fulfilling lives by waiting till marriage to have sex, but they also have fulfilling lives by having sex right away, or by having fleeting sexual encounters throughout their lives, or by having sex with multiple partners, or by not having sex at all. People’s lives and relationships are fulfilling when they make the choices that are right for them, when they have the freedom to live by their own values and definitions, but not when they are forced to make decisions based on values imposed by others. Oh, you’re sad that people get to make choices that you don’t want them to make? Here, have a tissue.
« weagleATL wrote on Monday, Oct 27 at 12:19 PM »
1) The "non Beyonce voice" is Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, from her TedTalk in 2012. It is not "Beyonce's line," it is a quote from "We Should All Be Feminists." 2) While I am happy that you identify as a feminist, I believe you're putting energy into the wrong issue. Are you equally passionate about female circumcision, the existence of shame killings or the entitlement and rape cultures that are pervasive in today's society - in your very letter? That you are outraged that feminists may not wait until marriage, yet you aren't writing a letter about misogyny, or rape culture? You are more concerned about women adhering to your religious beliefs than women being treated as less than men. I am looking forward to your letter regarding cat calling, date rape, or addressing the inequality that is mocking female students for all dressing the same, but not mocking male students for also dressing the same.
« chloelorrie wrote on Monday, Oct 27 at 10:30 AM »
Dear author, you must understand that the reason women have been instructed not to have sex outside of marriage and punished, shamed, abandoned and killed for doing so for all of human history has absolutely nothing to do with the sanctity of marriage and everything to do with the fact that women are property. They could not have sex in order to ensure their grooms would not accidentally get saddled with someone else's kid. Today, the discourse has evolved to reflect ideas like purity, but the idea that young women wait until marriage is completely rooted in a medieval conception of women as chattel. I also call myself a feminist, and while I may make whatever choices I want about my own sexual life-- including abstinence if I so choose-- I don't think it right to make any sort of judgment about another person's private sexual life, including deeming it "sad" or "compromising".
« DaCampusKid wrote on Monday, Oct 27 at 10:05 AM »
When I first posted it said "lose". They have since corrected it.
« war_eagle1 wrote on Sunday, Oct 26 at 06:01 PM »
could not agree more with this letter! well said
« AUEAGLE2014 wrote on Saturday, Oct 25 at 11:48 AM »
They are in SGA, Weir is an AU Plainsman - a face representing our university and they don't know how wrong that was and their friends can't own up to it. This is all what is wrong with AU SGA - they spin things to work for them and cannot see how corrupt they are. I am in Greek life and at times feel The Plainsman loathes anything SGA or Greek life does, but in this instance they were correct.
« renee2gk wrote on Friday, Oct 24 at 10:06 PM »
ENOUGH ALREADY You are all acting like a bunch of high school kids who didn't get their way. Grow up and act like upperclassmen at a prestigious college! Criticizing back and forth is childish and unprofessional.
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