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Lauren Cooley

Lauren Cooley is the Contributors Editor at Red Alert Politics. She is a fierce defender of the 1st amendment and enjoys living in sunny South Florida. When she's not working, you can find her tweeting with Starbucks in hand.

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College Republicans called “c*nts” by campus vandal

Vandals at University of North Carolina-Wilmington (UNCW) refuse to let the UNCW College Republicans advertise for their upcoming event with Mike Adams, titled, “Three Threats to Campus Liberty.” Last Tuesday, the UNCW CRs started hanging up flyers around campus to advertise their event but they were torn down within a day. Since then, chapter president […]

Triggered or Treat: Halloween in Trump’s America

The President of the United States has promised many times that in Trump’s America, we can say “Merry Christmas” again. However, less than one year into his presidency, can Americans celebrate Halloween in all its politically-incorrect glory? This Halloween, it seems as though the answer is still no. Although Trump’s job is to shape and […]

College symposium to investigate themes of “Islamic feminism”

The University of Oregon is hosting a symposium exploring themes of “Islamic feminism” later this week. The all-day event which will take place on Friday, October 27 is called “Islam, Feminism, and the Women’s Mosque Movement.” According to the University of Oregon Communications Department, “The women’s mosque movement is a campaign centered on integration and […]

Students: Halloween has “been killed by the Left”

Students at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana were warned of the danger of Halloween, that is, cultural appropriation, in an all-student email sent on October 24 by a staff assistant in the political science, sociology, and justice education departments. “Halloween, which originated with people dressed in costume to ward off evil spirits, has morphed into […]

University of Oregon chooses undocumented immigrant to chair politics institute

University of Oregon’s Wayne Morse Center for Law and Politics has appointed Jose Antonio Vargas, an undocumented immigrant and award-winning journalist and filmmaker, to serve as chair for the 2017-2018 school year. As such, Vargas will steer the center’s conversations around “Borders, Migration and Belonging” for the school year. Vargas became a prominent figure for […]

NYC Anti-Fascist group targets Columbia University College Republicans

A New York City Antifa group is campaigning to “expose” the College Republicans at Columbia University (CUCR) as “entitled rich kids, padding their resumés for future jobs at hedge funds.” On Friday, October 20th, fliers identifying executive board members of CUCR were posted around Columbia’s campus. The fliers, which blanketed the campus, had each club […]

Pro-choice vandals destroy pro-life display at NKU

Pro-choice vandals destroyed a Right to Life display at Northern Kentucky University over the weekend. Images of the display obtained by Red Alert show the before and after. Dozens of crosses, each representing the ten children lost to abortion each day, can be seen uprooted and discarded on the ground. A sign, which accompanied the […]

Professor forces students to watch video about microaggressions [VIDEO]

An adjunct professor at Queens College has students in her experimental psychology lab learning about microagressions. Students watched an 18-minute video entitled “Microaggressions in the Classroom” which also comes with a resource guide titled, “Recognizing and Responding to Microaggressions.” The video defines a microaggression as “something that someone says to someone else without knowing that it may be […]

Richard Spencer greeted by massive backlash at UF

White supremacist Richard Spencer was met by thousands of protesters Thursday afternoon at the University of Florida. This is his first planned campus visit since the “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August. Students and community members chanted “We don’t want your Nazi hate” and “Nazi scum off our streets” as police lined […]

Leftists attempt to compare Second Lady Karen Pence to white nationalist Richard Spencer

On Wednesday, Second Lady Karen Pence spoke at Florida State University (FSU) to unveil her new initiative on art therapy. On Thursday, white nationalist Richard Spencer spoke at the University of Florida (UF) about his views on nationalism and race. Despite the two talks being completely unrelated and Pence’s appearance being planned since summer and […]

Second Lady Karen Pence protested during her visit to FSU for… art therapy

Second Lady Karen Pence visited Florida State University (FSU) on Wednesday to unveil her new art therapy initiative. Despite the charitable (and non-political) nature of the event, students protested outside of the announcement. The event, titled “Art Therapy: Healing with the HeART” took place at FSU because the university has led the way in the […]

Security officers to monitor campus Halloween party for cultural appropriation

College students in Toronto will have to pass a political correctness inspection check if they want to attend their university’s Halloween party this year. “Security officers will pre-screen costumes prior to the school’s upcoming Halloween party,” an event website for the Humber and Guelph-Humber College party states. The student association representing Humber and Guelph-Humber college […]

UF professor: “I know some people probably want to punch the conservative”

In a Facebook post, University of Florida student Emily Washler described an exchange between her and her liberal professor in which he sympathized with students who might want to punch her. During a class discussion about party identification, Washler, a senior political science major, explained that she identifies more as a conservative than as a […]

UF President “shocked” to learn that he must uphold the First Amendment [VIDEO]

After flip-flopping on whether or not white nationalist Richard Spencer can speak at the University of Florida, University President Kent Fuchs has now told students that he is “shocked” that he must uphold the First Amendment. Originally, Fuchs stood by free speech, citing a university regulation which states that non-university groups, organizations, and persons may […]

Ariana Grande is wrong on terrorism, again

Ariana Grande and I have an interesting history together. For starters, we’re within a year of age from each other, and we both grew up in South Florida. In fact, we went to rival high schools. I never met Grande but am always proud of millennial, breakout talent from my home town. Anyone who knows […]

No, misguided leftists. Young Americans for Freedom is not the alt-right

A leftist anti-gun group at UW-Madison can’t tell the difference between traditional conservatism and the alt-right. Katherine Kerwin, who describes herself as an “alternative right troller” in her Twitter bio and leads “Cocks Not Glocks,” thinks that the Young Americans for Freedom (YAF) are white supremacists and should not be hosting Katie Pavlich at UW-Madison […]

Actual law school courses: “Social Justice Lawyering” and “First Amendment Fundamentalism”

University of Miami (UM) School of Law is teaching future lawyers how to advocate for social justice, amongst other left-wing causes. One course, Social Justice Lawyering, “explores the role of lawyers in work for social change.” According to its online course description, students learn of the histories of social justice lawyering while also examining modern […]

VIDEO: Angry liberal steals student’s MAGA hat, threatens his life

A nine-minute video that is now going viral shows a leftist student stealing another student’s Make America Great Again hat and verbally accosting the College Republican student in the Student Life Office at the University of California-Riverside. The video starts off with Matthew Vitale, the External Vice President of the UC-Riverside College Republicans, saying, “You […]

UPDATE: “F— Donald Trump” professor deemed a “very good teacher” by Bridgewater State University

Bridgewater State University (BSU) has decided that its professor’s expletive-filled, anti-Trump rants posted to social media do not warrant punishment or concern. Instead, BSU finds Garrett W. Nichols to be a “very good teacher.” Since the 2016 election, Nichols has made several questionable, anti-Trump posts. The most shocking post reads (***warning, bad language***): “When my students […]

Words are not violence — and violence is not debate

Steadfast believers in the marketplace of ideas and a classically liberal education have warned of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and snowflake culture to no avail. Many called these first amendment enthusiastic “alarmist” or “free speech fundamentalists” and questioned what harm could come from creating a culture of mental comfortability and safety. Recently, however, the consequences […]