Friday, January 21, 2011

3 op ed ideas

Judgey Judgey
Claim: A prevalent amount of the BYU community could be much more accepting of people, both belonging to our community and not, who have different view points.
Reason: Many people have a hard time finding acceptance and no one likes to be judged!
Assumption: BYU would gain a better social reputation.

Swearing on Campus
Claim: The Honor Code should specify in not allowing swearing on campus.
Reason: Foul language and swearing is becoming more common on campus.
Assumption: BYU would be a more positive environment.

Honor Code Enforcement
Claim: Students are supposed to govern themselves in obeying the Honor Code yet it is still enforced.  The only problem with this is that it is not enforced equally.
Reason: Unequal enforcement can created confusion i.e. short shorts are ok in RB workout classes but not allowed for jogging around Helamen Halls.
Assumption: The Honor Code wouldn't be seen in such a negative light if students followed the Honor Code on their own eliminating the need for excessive enforcement.

1 comment:

  1. I really like that you are arguing about people being more accepting of those who are different from them. I find that one thing that non-Mormons do not like about Mormons is how judgmental they are. This bothers me that there is this stigma on Mormons. I know that it is difficult to not judge others who are different, especially in the BYU community which is so homogeneous. Good argument, assumptions, and reasons!


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