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The recent article published by Maddie D’Iorio in defense of Tigers for Liberty’s “Commie Cookies” display is worth reading. It clearly establishes that Tigers for Liberty (TFL) is concerned with shock value, not activism or substantive debates. Instead of responding to the extensive investigation of the historical context for Maoism in China, D’Iorio elected to dedicate the entire article to doubling down on their racist display, leveraging all the classic justifications for racism to boot....

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In this column, I hope to clear up some of the misconceptions around Tigers for Liberty’s (TFL) tabling last week on the subject of Mao’s founding of the People’s Republic of China. I’ve heard that some people were offended at us handing out fortune cookies in order to raise awareness about the horrors of Mao’s China. However, I would respond to this simply — is it not more upsetting to remember the fact that 60...

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This Tuesday, Tigers for Liberty (TFL) set up a display in Coates about the horrors of Mao ZeDong’s leadership in China. The table featured “Commie Cookies,” fortune cookies stuffed with slips of foreboding predictions made true during Mao’s rule. These included “You will kill 60 million people,” or “You will make innocent families starve.” The poster advertising the table was a hand drawn portrait of an eyes-closed, smiling Mao ZeDong with Chinatown font lettering. While...

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At a lecture organized by Tigers for Liberty (TFL) and the Kappa Kappa Delta fraternity, anti-heroin advocate and speaker Tim Ryan discussed his life as a former drug addict. Ryan explained how the approach to the national opioid crisis is wrong and neglected. “[Ryan] is a tireless advocate for long-term recovery and is no stranger to addiction, using cocaine, heroine and alcohol,” said Maddie D’iorio, first-year TFL coordinator. “Currently, he is a speaker on the...

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Tigers for Liberty (TFL), Trinity Progressives (T-Prog), The Contemporary, and the off-campus organization MOVE San Antonio hosted #2MinuteCivics, a crash course in local issues, to prepare attendees for the upcoming March primary election. The groups brought a panel of five civic leaders to discuss local issues. The event was formatted similar to a Q&A session. Sophomore T-Prog member Travis Boyd brought up local issues and the panelists would have two minutes to address and discuss their positions....