WKU Students Express Free Speech

By: Courtney Lassiter
By: Courtney Lassiter

Department Head of Political Science Dr. Saundra Ardrey is excited students are taking a stand for what they believe in.

"It's very important for students to understand The Constitution, but to be able to put it into practice and the principles it represents."

Art students from Western spent their weekend at Dr. Ardrey's house painting about some of the major political debates of our time: abortion, gay marriage and the war in Iraq.

Michelle Lewis is an Art Major from Memphis, Tennessee. She describes Kentucky as a "conservative state." She painted a symbol of abortion on the car that was entitled "My uterus is not up for debate."

"People are judged really strongly for things that are superficial. Really important stuff is on the inside just like your parents tell you when you are little."

The other art students described their work as a way to spark controversy. They want the painted car to make students their age start talking about important issues that their culture will face.

Events this week at WKU:
Vote for Pedro Lecture and Party
Rock The Vote

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