PHOTO: Oregon State University student Matt Enloe is profiled in the professional Corvallis, Oregon newspaper story by Bennett Hall, "Peaceful warrior: Matt Enloe has earned a reputation for defusing conflict at OSU," gazettetimes.com posted Jun. 8, 2015. The article describes how he organized on Facebook a response to the Westboro Baptist Church's protest at a memorial service for Philomath soldier Cody Patterson at OSU's LaSells Stewart Center in October 2013. On Facebook, he invited members of the community to help form a human wall to shield the Patterson family from the Westboro protesters, who have used military funerals as a platform for promoting a virulent anti-gay agenda. On the day of the funeral, more than 5,000 showed up to support the Patterson family. The Westboro Baptist Church was conspicuously absent. The newspaper's follow-up story says that Matt Enloe graduated with a Bachelor's in philosophy with a minor in psychology, and plans to go to University of Chicago Law School.
In my opinion, Matt Enloe should be a good fit for law school, especially after having been the President of the OSU student Advocates for Freethought and Skepticism and the OSU Philosophy Club. I wish him well in his future career at obtaining justice for all!
Listed below are some unrelated links for my personal notes:
PHOTO: OSU students streaking on Halloween night in 1975 as shown on the front page of the student newspaper The Barometer Nov. 3, 1975. (See previous posts OSU naked streaking in 1975 vs. nearly naked run in 2011 (6/26/11) and OSU students on Jetsons, gay marriage and streaking in the 21st Century (6/2/14))
Nudity by itself in Oregon is not illegal, but "public indecency" is illegal. For example, see the newspaper stories by:
- Sean Bassinger, "Corvallis Police reports of indecent exposure," dailybarometer.com posted September 29, 2015 - "This person was engaging in public indecency in a sexual act of self-gratification, and is of an age of a different individual," Clark said. "The Corvallis Police Department is aware of this."
- "Police seek suspect in exposure case ," gazettetimes.com posted Sep. 9, 2015 - "Around 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, a man matching the suspect's description reportedly followed another young woman home from OSU. The woman reached her home safely, but then saw the man standing across the street, naked and apparently masturbating while looking in her direction."
Oregon has always had a reputation for being liberal to marijuana smoking, but now it is legal for recreational use, in addition to the previously legalize medical uses:
- Gosia Wozniacka, Associated Press, "Oregon medical marijuana dispensaries gear up for rec sales," gazettetimes.com posted Sep. 28, 2015 - "The sale of pot for recreational use becomes legal in Oregon for the first time this week . . . Recreational pot has also been legalized in Washington, Colorado and Alaska, though in Alaska is still figuring out how to regulate the industry."
- Bennett Hall, "Corvallis dispensaries brace for sales boom," gazettetimes.com posted Sep. 9, 2015
- Neil Zawicki Albany Democrat-Herald, "Marijuana: Cities to gain lower revenues than expected," gazettetimes.com posted Sep. 29, 2015 - "Going Green Labs is Albany's sole marijuana testing lab. Its three technicians spend their days testing and certifying cannabis for distribution in the legal marketplace. The lab tests for molds and pesticides, bacteria and potency in order to ensure the end product is in compliance with state laws. . . The top beneficiary of marijuana tax money will be the Common School Fund, which will receive a 40 percent share, which is projected to be $26.7 million."