Visitors Now:
Total Visits:
Total Stories:
Profile image
By Young Americans for Liberty (Reporter)
Contributor profile | More stories
Story Views

Now:
Last Hour:
Last 24 Hours:
Total:

Harambe Vigil at UMass Amherst

Monday, October 3, 2016 13:45
% of readers think this story is Fact. Add your two cents.

(Before It's News)

Yesterday, September 30, we at UMass held a vigil for the nation's favorite lowland gorilla, Harambe.

Dressed in our Sunday best, we set up a small shrine with flowers, bananas, tealights and pictures of our departed hero. The purpose of this was to remind the campus denizens that they need not fear any repercussions for discussing the matter of Harambe's death, nor for sharing a harmless joke about it. We thought this to be prudent after certain RA's in one of our dorms tried (unsuccessfully) to ban all mention of Harambe. 

The response was overwhelmingly positive, with many passersby smiling, laughing aloud and stopping for pictures. We also had some great conversations with certain people who stopped by on the subject of free speech and censorship. 

Only two people expressed an openly negative response, and neither of them were members of the University administration. I had a lengthy discourse with one of them, a gentleman who found it offensive that we used jokes in conjunction with Harambe's memory, and in the end I was able to help him see the positive side of it.

Report abuse

Comments

Your Comments
Question   Razz  Sad   Evil  Exclaim  Smile  Redface  Biggrin  Surprised  Eek   Confused   Cool  LOL   Mad   Twisted  Rolleyes   Wink  Idea  Arrow  Neutral  Cry   Mr. Green

Top Stories
Recent Stories

Register

Newsletter

Email this story
Email this story

If you really want to ban this commenter, please write down the reason:

If you really want to disable all recommended stories, click on OK button. After that, you will be redirect to your options page.