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Rigged Election
"Remember, students, if Timmy wins this classroom elected, there will be no recess for a Week!"

Student elections were rigged by a faculty advisor who was supposedly against conservative candidates.

In an email that broadcasted to all parents, the Principal, Mick Wagner indicated how the school’s voting system had been under the influence of someone, as the company that was handling the school elections confirmed that fraudulent votes were cast in the race to choose the class presidents if 2018 & 2019.

“An audit conducted by the electronic voting service has verified that no other election outcomes were affected by the voting irregularities, “the principal wrote.

“This is a very unfortunate and disappointing situation, and I regret the impact it has had on the students involved and the student body as a whole,” he added.

A parent of Vista Murrieta, Wade Sine told a local paper, on Monday, that he had played a part in trying to identify the underlying evidence confirming that the voting was rigged.

“Many of the votes, he said, were made at 10:30 p.m. or later, in 40-second increments, by someone who appeared to be going down a list alphabetically and voting for certain candidates.

He grew suspicious after he started hearing from people about irregularities after the results were posted, which seemed to undercount support for a member of a group of conservative male students who had run in previous school elections, he said,” Sine told the paper.

Although, the identity of the advisor had not yet been revealed to the public, Karen Parris, a spokesperson for the Murrieta Valley Unified School District refused to answer as to whether the advisor has been fired, she did mention that the advisor has been asked to step down from their position.

“Obviously, it was a serious lapse in judgment, and the school is committed to righting the wrong,” Parris stated.

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Press Conference
"I'll be taking none of your silly questions today, or tomorrow, or..."

CNN’s White House correspondent Jim Acosta, during a live report on Monday, said that there is now a new normal at the White House and he is clearly not liking it; referring to the way the new administration is now conducting business and with the way officials are answering the press’ questions.

Elaborating on his point, Acosta criticized Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary for apparently “getting to the point where he’s just kind of useless.”

Acosta’s remarks come following the White House communications team ban on recording press briefings on camera. This Monday, Spicer announced that reporters will not even be allowed to record any audio clips of the briefings.

Instead, reporters were calling into the briefing room to ask questions, with no way for them to prove what was actually being asked and said.

However, the White House has apparently decided to upload its own videos of the press briefings to its official YouTube channel, the last of which was uploaded on June 12. Also, the White House has started releasing its own transcripts of the press briefings and Q&A sessions, since reporters aren’t allowed to record anything anymore.

Talking to CNN anchor Brooke Baldwin, Acosta spoke about the issue in detail.

“If he can’t come out and answer the questions and they’re just not going to do this on camera or audio, why are even having these briefings or these gaggles in the first place?” Acosta asked.

Baldwin then suggested that maybe press secretary Spice “just simply doesn’t know” what President Trump’s take on the issue is. Baldwin, assuming that was indeed what was happening at the White House, inquired, “Why isn’t he having those conversations with the president?”

“It’s a really good question,” Acosta replied, “and it’s a question that I would ask but, unfortunately, at this White House, we wouldn’t have the video or audio to show you the answer to that question because of the stonewalling that we’re getting over here at the White House.”

Talking about his own stance on the issue, and highlighting one of the most prized constitutionally upheld rights of American democracy and the foundations on which the country has progressed: freedom of the media.

“That’s the White House behind me, the White House. And it’s just — it’s bizarre. I don’t know what world we’re living in right now,” Acosta said. “We’re standing at the White House, and they bring us into the briefing room here at the White House and they won’t answer these questions on camera or let us record the audio. I don’t why everybody is going along with this.”

“It just doesn’t make any sense to me and it just feels like we’re sort of slowly but surely being dragged into what is a new normal in this country where the president of the United States is allowed to insulate himself from answering hard questions,” the CNN reporter said.

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Campus Activists
Hey, can you redistribute some good grades my way, comrade?

A recent research has concluded that more than 100 colleges and universities are now offering students, both undergraduate and graduate, the option of studying “social justice” as a major or minor degree, or earning a “concentration” or “certificate” in the subject.

The report by College Fix’s Toni Airaksinen analyzed social justice academic programs being offered at major US universities and colleges, determined that more than 100 institutions now offer students the option to specialize in what can be considered left-wing social justice academic programs.

According to the study, “The Fix found at least 64 American colleges that offer minors in social justice or a substantially similar field, such as social justice leadership. At least 18 offer four-year degrees in the field, and at least 15 offer master’s degrees.”

In addition to that, two colleges also offered students doctoral programs with a focus on social justice.

However, what is noteworthy here is that while a few of the colleges surveyed by College Fix are private institutions, most of them are public colleges that receive a whole lot of state funding.

For example, a public university in New Jersey, Rutgers University, offers a minor degree in social justice. But to complete the program, students must complete a variety of leftist courses. The courses range from “Practicing Social Justice” to other courses which require students to participate in left-wing causes.

The course, “Practicing Social Justice” will introduce “students to diverse practices of social justice activism including grassroots organizing, labor organizing, political organizing, and transnational organizing. Readings about social change efforts are combined with student participation in community mobilizations, labor organizing efforts, political campaigns, and transnational social movement and NGO activism.”

Furthermore, the University of Missouri also offers a minor in social justice. According to the university, the course, “involves the idea that in a perfect world all citizens would have identical social benefits, rights, protections, and opportunities regardless of their backgrounds and membership in diverse groups. Recognizing that the world is not perfect, the primary goals for the minor in social justice are to enhance sensitivity to vulnerable and at-risk populations, to provide opportunity for critical review of social policies and the allocation of societal resources; to stimulate interest in advocacy and the planned change process.”

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Snowflake Protest
The Civil Rights chant of our time, "Your rights end where my feelings begin!"

The University of Minnesota Association is now urging students to be open and freely report any incidents of bias; determined simply by whether or not they “feel” they have experienced any form of biasness.

The MSA website clearly informs all visitors that bias can be in many forms and most of them won’t even be evident. The site went on to explain that most forms of bias will be subtle and it can become very difficult to conclude whether a certain incident involves any form of biasness. According to the website, in such situations, students should “trust their gut.”

The body to which students are urged to report incidents where they feel bias, Minnesota State Bias Response and Relief team, a bias incident can be defined as “an act of bigotry, harassment, or intimidation that is motivated in whole or in part by bias based on an individual’s or group’s actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

“The best way to determine bias is your own feelings — if you feel like you may have experienced something that was wrong, then you likely have. It’s important to trust your gut when it comes to recognizing bias,” the MSA site states. “Talking it over with trusted colleagues, friends, family, or others may help you determine whether or not the incident was based on bias toward you.”

Students are asked on the top fold of the website, if they have been a victim of, or have experienced bias. They can then pick from two responses: “I’m Unsure” or “Yes.” It is to be noted that there is no option for “No.”

According to a survey conducted by the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, in 2016, universities and colleges have been increasingly urging students to “anonymously report offensive, yet constitutionally protected, speech to administrators and law enforcement.” The complaints are then forwarded to bias response teams such as Minnesota State Bias Response and Relief team at the University of Minnesota.

FIRE also surveyed 231 bias response teams at private and public institutions. According to the findings, less than a third of the teams included faculty members. FIRE believes that the lack of faculty members on such teams could hamper the students’ learning about academic freedom.

Furthermore, FIRE has stated in its report that about 42 percent of the bias response teams include security or police officials. This “sends a message to students that undercuts claims of respect for freedom of expression: If you say something that offends someone, you may (or in some cases will) be investigated by police,” FIRE said in its report.

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