The Lion And The Lamb

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The Lion and the Lamb

Amid the challenging atmosphere of universities nationwide, students are taking self-expression to an entirely new level. College, a place emulating of student self-growth, has exponentially blurred the lines of reality, and brought student rights to the forefront of discussion. In recent months, student protests have taken the national news platform spreading an epidemic-like wildfire, in an effort to broadcast issues regarding race, religion, sexual orientation, and trivial hardships of collegiate life. As tensions and pride peak at an all time high amongst students, Dr. Everett Piper, president of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, opened the floodgates with an open letter to university students nationwide. The controversial letter thrust Piper into the forefront of national headlines, as he explains the utter lack of student humility and humbleness the TIME article, “College President: This Is Not a Day Care–It’s a University,” ultimately igniting the floor to critics rebuttal. In a clear opposition to the open letter, freelance writer Paul Dail of The Independent fired back in his article, “College students have a right to complain; they’re just not entitled to results,” correcting the claims of Piper with progressive ideals. In an effort to turn the spotlight on student self-expression, Dr. Everett Piper and Paul Dail engage in a compositional debate that presents clear and evident ideals of opposing sides. Dr. Everett Piper is widely known for his…

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