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Western Washington U. May Dump Viking Mascot for ‘Idolizing Conquest’

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Western Washington University (WWU) is mulling the idea of scrapping its Viking mascot, claiming it is “a figure that is potentially exclusive on the basis of both ethnicity and gender,” and that “names idolizing conquest” are “out of line” with the university’s values.

WWU is reviewing its Viking mascot, in part, due to requests that the university remove names of four buildings on campus — Huxley College of the Environment, Mathes Hall, Haggard Hall, and the Viking Union — over alleged “racism,” according to a report by College Fix.

Last month, trustees announced that Thomas Henry Huxley’s name would be removed, citing the late biologist’s alleged “white supremacist values that dehumanize and harm many members of the Western community.”

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While the Haggard and Mathes names were spared, a reported “strong majority” of the university’s Legacy Review Task Force has recommended that trustees remove “Viking” from the Viking Union.

“The Task Force was concerned about the harm caused by asking all members of the Western community to identify with a figure that is potentially exclusive on the basis of both ethnicity and gender,” the task force said in its report.

“Furthermore, the Task Force found names idolizing conquest as out of line with the university’s contemporary values around honoring local Indigenous communities,” it added.

The Board of Trustees has decided to “direct the University to conduct a more thorough assessment of the Viking name in the broader context of the University mascot,” according to a December news release.

This is not the first time that the Viking mascot has found itself under attack change at the university.

In 2015, WWU students and a professor claimed the Viking mascot is “hyper masculine,” “hyper violent,” and too aggressive, according to a report by KIRO 7.

You can follow Alana Mastrangelo on Facebook and Twitter at @ARmastrangelo, and on Instagram.

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Elizabeth Warren Thinks Biden Can Save His Imploding Presidency By Cancelling Student Loan Debt (VIDEO)

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Biden’s presidency is falling apart but Elizabeth Warren thinks she sees a way for him to save himself.

According to Warren, all Biden has to do is issue an executive order cancelling federal student loan debt.

She apparently doesn’t believe taxpayers have been squeezed enough yet.

Warrn made the comments on CBS News.

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“All the polls are very, very bad, right?” Dokoupil continued. ” I mean, the — Gallup had a poll that showed a preference nationally for Republicans at a five-point margin over Democrats. You started with the insurrection and a nine-point advantage. In the fourth quarter, it was a five-point margin for Republicans. So something is not right here. Something that you think could change the game for President Biden is with the stroke of a pen he could cancel student loan debt federally,”

“Yes,” Warren agreed.

“Why do you think that would make such a difference?”…

“It would affect about 43 million Americans. And keep in mind, for the people who are dealing with student loan debt, about 40% of them do not have college diplomas. These are people who did what we want them to do as Americans. They tried. But they had babies, they were working three jobs, they moved and they didn’t make it, so now they’re dealing with student loan debt on what a high school grad makes,” she said.

Watch the video below:

Elizabeth Warren has HYSTERICAL MELTDOWN when asked about supporting Joe Biden in 2024

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— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 18, 2022

Why stop at student loans? What about car loans?

How about people who took out car loans they couldn’t afford because “they did what we wanted them to do as Americans. They tried. But, they had babies, they moved…”

Should their car loans also be forgiven and passed on to tax payers?

— Thomas Harpointner ♞ (@TomHarpointner) January 19, 2022

Warren is crazy. People who paid off their student loans would be furious.

Cross posted from American Lookout.

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Parents Outraged Over Photo of Teacher Taping Mask to Child’s Face

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Parents in the North Penn School District expressed outrage after a photo emerged showing a teacher forcibly taping a mask to a child’s face.

The school district confirmed that the incident happened after the photo went viral.

“Pro-mask or anti-mask, I hope we can all agree that taping masks to children’s faces crosses the LINE,” said a Facebook post by North Penn Stronger Together. “This was not a joke for the child or the parents.”

The district issued a swift apology, but refused to divulge the identity of the teacher in question.

The photo “taken in one of our classrooms last week and circulating on social media does not represent the universal values that the North Penn School District strives to instill in both our students and staff,” says the statement.

“After an immediate investigation, it was determined that while the incident was isolated and no malice was intended, the actions of the teacher were entirely inappropriate and unacceptable, no matter the context,” the statement read. “We understand that the act of taping a mask to a student’s face is concerning to many and apologize that it occurred.”

Parents are demanding that the district take immediate disciplinary action against the teacher.

“State authorities have no right to require masks after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overruled the governor’s school mask mandate, but some school districts were authorized to keep the mandate,” reports Sputnik.

This is by no means an isolated incident.

As we highlighted last October, teachers at a Colorado Springs middle school forced children to tape masks to their face in what was described as an act of “child abuse.”

THREAD: Forcing kids to tape masks to their faces is CHILD ABUSE. It’s happening in my backyard in Colorado Springs, according to one family. I spoke this morning with Stephanie M., mother of Rylee, a 6th grader at Chinook Trail Middle School in District 20, pictured here.

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— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 18, 2021

Children are also routinely forced to sit outside in the freezing cold for ‘snack and mask’ breaks.

Experts have warned that forcing children to wear face masks impairs learning and cognitive development.

As we previously highlighted, a study found that mean IQ scores of young children born during the pandemic have tumbled by as much as 22 points while verbal, motor and cognitive performance have all suffered as a result of lockdown and mask mandates.

A UK government investigation found that the evidence for the efficacy of face masks stopping the spread of COVID-19 in schools is “not conclusive.”

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Former White House Physician Demands Biden Take Cognitive Test After Weird Presser Breakdown

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The former White House physician Ronny Jackson reacted to Joe Biden displaying more brain freeze during his second press conference in office Wednesday, demanding that the president immediately undergo a cognitive test.

Biden essentially ignored a question from a reporter about why so many Americans believe he is in cognitive decline, replying “I have no idea.”

Just minutes after that Biden displayed more bizarre brain freeze and painful loss of his train of thought.

That display prompted Jackson, the former physician for presidents Obama and Trump, to take to social media:

BIDEN JUST IGNORED A QUESTION ABOUT HIS COGNITIVE DECLINE! Something is WRONG with him. This man IS NOT qualified to be President!! I am demanding he have a cognitive test NOW. There’s too much on the line, we need to know!

— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) January 19, 2022

Biden’s “press conference” is disturbing and bizarre. He’s totally disconnected from reality. He has NO IDEA what’s going on. It’s no surprise he’s been kept locked away in the basement. This is an EMBARRASSMENT.

— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) January 19, 2022

Jackson has repeatedly called for Biden to undergo an exam following regular concerning displays.

The doctor recently asserted that that the reason Biden has avoided cognitive exams is because he would have “failed miserably,” and his team “didn’t do it because they know, if they do it, you don’t ask questions that you don’t want the answers to.”

Why didn’t Biden have a cognitive exam? His “health summary” was 6 pages of NOTHING. Biden’s lost, he’s confused, and this White House is doing everything they can to HIDE his obvious cognitive decline. They can’t keep hiding this forever. The American people aren’t buying it! pic.twitter.com/0mjrXc3sCz

— Ronny Jackson (@RonnyJacksonTX) November 24, 2021

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