DNA Discussion: Where do you Stand when some take a Knee?

The energy in the room was slightly polarized as the Diversity In Action (DNA) team asked students and community members to sit on the side that represents their beliefs. The discussion was titled “Where do you stand when some take a knee?” alluding to Colin Kaepernick’s controversial protest on the football field. As the event began to take off, co-hosts Kelly Johnson and Steve Broussard asked each side to explain why they agreed with that particular stance. One of the main arguments coming from the “Against kneeling” side was that…

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Rebooting Our Minds

November is “National Family Literacy Month.” This month reminds families to take some time out of their day and get back into the tradition of reading together. Most of us have fond memories of having a parent read to us as a child; for some of us, this made us become avid readers and critical thinkers. Illiteracy is a growing problem in our nation. The United States ranks 16th in adult reading skills among developed nations. In a democratic society, success depends on an informed citizenry who can efficiently participate…

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