Think Before You Tweet
The Last Word
Fellow Union Students,
It saddens me to see the way we often decide to treat one another, specifically online. We choose poor language and make each other feel lesser. When did this become okay with us? Here at Union we support one another.
For those of you adding to the negativity or participating in the harmful side of the UC Confessions page, it’s time to stop the hate. Don’t feed the trolls. The Merriam Webster dictionary, defines a troll as a person who intentionally antagonizes others online by posting inflammatory, irrelevant or offensive comments or other disruptive content.
Please, let’s think before we post. Try to put yourself in your victims’ shoes. If the message doesn’t sit right with you or it’s not something you’d be happy to see posted about yourself, don’t send it out.
Here at Union College, we believe in supporting one another; making sure that when one person is down, we lift them up. That’s the Union College I know and the Union I want us all to aspire towards once again.
Enough with the hate, let’s start supporting one another and standing up for each other. Instead of the harsh and demeaning posts, let’s tag each other in positive posts, comment nice things and have funny hashtags. I want to leave you with this verse from Philippians 4:8, 8 “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
Union, what’s next? Shall we support each other or continue to tear each other down? It’s up to you, you get to decide the future for our school.
Associated Student Body President
Angenita Pierre-Louis is a senior studying social work.