Posts by Ryan Bell

Students across the US celebrate Darwin’s 210th birthday

On February 12th people all across the globe celebrate Darwin Day to honor the founder of modern biology. Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution was so revolutionary that it’s often referred to as the unifying principle of biology. We celebrate Darwin to reject the undeserved hostility his scientific discoveries face to this day. Second, we celebrate…

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Secular Student Life podcast launched

The first episode of the new podcast, Secular Student Life, launched today with a informative and inspiring conversation with student leader, Lisa Daugherty, from Ivy Tech College, and a short word from SSA executive director, Kevin Bolling. Hosted by National Organizing Manager, Ryan Bell, the Secular Student Life podcast will air at least monthly with…

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University of North Texas SSA in the news

//Crossposted from North Texas Daily by Xavier Spurlock The recently founded UNT chapter of the Secular Student Alliance, which intends to fill a void for atheist students who feel underrepresented on campus, covers topics related to atheism including separation of church and state or street epistemology in their meeting and plan on increasing their visibility…

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Maggie Capehart and Marshall University in the news!

The Marshall University Secular Student Alliance was recently in the news for their Graveyard of the Gods display on campus. The co-president, Maggie Capehart, has some important thoughts about why they organize this event every year. The Secular Student Alliance of Marshall University combats negative stigmas surrounding secularists and the non-religious and promotes critical, logical…

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SSA Chapters Across Texas Volunteer in Houston

On November 3, three SSA chapters in Texas converged on Houston for a service day project to help reconstruct houses that were damaged when Hurricane Harvey hit in 2017. Texas A&M University, led by Sean Shamgar, University of Texas Austin, led by EJ Sorrell, and St. John’s School, led by Lincoln Dow, came out on…

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SSA Announces 2018 Scholarship Recipients

We know that what happens in high schools and on university campuses today is a glimpse into what will be happening in our country in the future… and we could not be more excited! We are pleased to introduce our 2018 student scholarship recipients. Please take a moment and read the short biographies of these…

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SSA Students Mobilize Voters

Secular Student Alliance chapters in states across the country registered voters ahead of the 2018 midterm elections as part of a wave of new, younger voters that erupted onto the scene this year. It’s still too early to say exactly how many young adults turned out to vote but according to CIRCLE at the Tufts University…

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Trinity University Secular Student Alliance in the Making

This article originally appeared in the Trinitonian on November 5, 2018. The TU Secular Student Alliance is being formed in Trinity University as a way to help students understand what it means to be non-religious and allows for secular students to have a presence on campus. According to junior Alex Bradley, club president, TU Secular…

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Secular Spring Break in Puerto Rico

From March 10-16, 2019, students from the Secular Student Alliance will be traveling to Puerto Rico to assist in the work of rebuilding homes. In the fall of 2017, Hurricane Irma landed in Puerto Rico with the strongest winds the island has ever seen. Not long after, Hurricane Maria’s 155 mph ferocious winds struck the island, leaving a trail of destruction…

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