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It must be terrifying to be a college student these days.

In the post-World War II era, soldiers returned from active duty to go to college as a part of the “G.I. Bill.”

Veterans who had landed on the beaches of Normandy, liberated concentration camps, battled across the Pacific or survived the Bataan Death March registered for class, stood in line in the bookstore, even played on the school football team while studying, taking exams and in many cases getting married, starting a family and holding down a job.

In the 1960s, the children of those veterans delved into political philosophies that shocked and offended their parents, studied sociology and art, grew their hair, turned up the volume on their music and their rhetoric, turned campuses into protest sites and sometimes took over administration and classroom buildings to effectuate changes they believed in.

But those days pale by comparison to the terror that face the classes of the 2020s.


At Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, it seems the students’ “safe space” is being threatened by the proposed opening of a Chick-fil-A in a university food court.

That’s right – the signature chicken sandwiches with dill pickle! The waffle fries! Made fresh chocolate milkshakes!

Oh, the horror.

The Lambda Gay Straight Alliance is concerned that the personal opinion on marriage made by then-CEO Dan T. Cathy in 2012 somehow makes the food court“unsafe” to the school’s LGBTQ (and other) students.

“I’ve tried very hard within the last semester and a half to promote this safe environment for the LGBTQ+ community,” said the group's president. “So I fear that with the Chick-fil-A being in Options that maybe people will feel that safe place is at risk.”

Exactly how the presence of waffle fries in the college food court could place students at risk of anything other than over-eating was not revealed.

One veteran – a Duquesne alumnus, former Army Ranger Sean Parnell, had some strong words for his fellow “Duquesne Dukes.”

“Toughen up. There are no safe spaces in the real world,” Parnell said, pointing out that students are not being forced to patronize the Chick-fil-A and calling the safe space issue, “ridiculous.”

Parnell went further, telling Fox News that the view of today’s student that anyone who disagrees with their views must be banned from campus is “a fascist way of thinking.”

“That is not what America was founded on. That is not what universities were founded on either.”

His solution?

Print “No Safe Spaces” on every entrance application.

There’s no telling how the students from previous generations would have dealt with the threat… they didn’t know the meaning of the phrase, “safe space” and they certainly weren’t looking for one as part of their college experience.

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