Kelvey Vander Hart

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Kelvey Vander Hart is passionate about Jesus, conservatism, fitness, and fantastic coffee. Along with being a Staff Writer at Turning Point News, Kelvey is the Associate Editor at Caffeinated Thoughts. Kelvey calls the great city of Des Moines, Iowa her home. Follow her other work at kelveyolivia.com or follow her on Twitter @kovanderhart.

Free Speech Advocates Warn Against Comparisons of Speech to Violence

What is the consequence of teaching students to view speech as ‘violent’? Two leading free speech advocates say that such a path encourages students...

Student’s Op-Ed States ‘Manspreading’ is Sign of a ‘Sexist Environment’

According to one student at the University of North Texas, ‘manspreading’ on campus buses is the indicator of a larger culture of campus sexism....

Petition Started to Kick ‘Homophobic’ Chick-fil-A Off Campus

A Change.org petition has been started to remove Chick-fil-A from the campus of Youngstown State University. The reason? Apparently, the presence of the restaurant...

5 Campus Groups to Join This Fall

Whether you’re a new freshman on campus this fall or a returning senior, chances are you’re still looking for more opportunities to get involved....

Anti-Trump Professor Set to Lecture on ‘Navigating Hate’

A Trinity University professor who tweeted out a picture of himself flipping off Trump Tower is set to lecture on “navigating hate and xenophobia...

University Receives Award for “Tunnel of Oppression” Event

Every year, Wright State University hosts an event called the “Tunnel of Oppression”. This event is supposed to reveal different forms of oppression like...

WATCH: Students ‘Love’ Socialism, Can’t Define It

If you were to poll any random college campus, you would most likely find many students that would praise socialism. However, would these same...

Suffolk University Offers Freshmen Social Justice ‘Academy’

Suffolk University in Boston is now offering first year students “an extended transition program.” Taking place right after orientation, this program teaches students about...

Feminist Professors Say That Citing Sources Perpetuates ‘White Heteromasculinity’

In a recent article published in the Feminist Journal of Geography, two professors made the claim that citing sources in scholarly work contributes to...

College Offers All-Expenses Paid Minority Recruitment Trip

High school students from “historically underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds” are being offered an all-inclusive, all-expenses paid recruitment trip by Reed College in Oregon....

Georgia State Sponsors Hip-Hop and Social Justice Conference

This past week, Georgia State University hosted a conference that explored the role of ‘rap and hip-hop culture’ in education, politics, and social justice....

Professor: DeVos Is ‘A Powerful Handmaiden’ to the Patriarchy

After Betsy DeVos, the U.S. Secretary of Education, met with a men's’ rights group, a professor at University of Kentucky went on the attack,...

Professor: Democrats Should Worry About Gen Z

A professor at Keystone College says that Democrats should be worried about Generation Z, because unlike their liberal Millennial predecessors, Gen. Z has a...

Hispanic Student Harassed After Calling Out Liberal Bigotry

Freshman orientation at Texas A&M University (also known as ‘Fish Camp’) quickly turned into an argument about diversity after a student complained that there...

Law Professor Suggests ‘Blue Collar Studies’ Discipline

In this day and age, college students can major in all sorts of studies dealing with specific people groups: women, African American, and LGBTQ,...

University Now Offers LGBTQ Student Certification Program

Hoping to end the exodus LGBTQ students, the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay now offers a ‘Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Students Certificate’. An...

Op-Ed States Higher Education is Responsible for Training SJWs

According to a recent op-ed written by two academics, higher education has “a special mission to educate the next generation of Social Justice Warriors.”...

Title IX Advocacy Group Publishes Playbook for State Legislators

An advocacy group called Know Your IX just released a book full of recommendations for state legislators, urging the focus to be on combatting...

UCLA Course Blames Highways for ‘Spatial Injustice’

This summer, the University of California-Los Angeles is offering a technology class with a different type of focus: the class will be discussing how...

10 Patriotic Quotes to Reflect On for Independence Day

If your heart doesn’t swell with love for this beautiful country we call America year round, it certainly should on Independence Day. We have...

Turning Point News’ Official Independence Day Playlist

What do you need to make your celebration of America absolutely complete? A rocking playlist! Luckily, Turning Point News has you covered this Independence...

5 Creative Ways to Celebrate America on Independence Day

Independence Day is tomorrow, and chances are that your day’s schedule currently includes some sort of barbecue and fireworks. That’s absolutely wonderful, but why...

Louisiana Governor Vetoes ‘Overly Burdensome’ Free Speech Bill

Are you a student who wants to see your First Amendment rights protected? Well, if you’re on a campus in Louisiana...too bad. Governor John...

America Doesn’t Need ‘Nasty Women’

“Such a nasty woman.” President Donald Trump spoke these words to Hillary Clinton at the end of a debate, following a cutting remark coming...

USD Removes Social Media Guidelines

After receiving much criticism, the University of South Dakota has removed new guidelines aimed to ‘limit feelings of hatred’ on social media from their...

University Tries to Shut Down Campus Carry

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is using the proximity of a local high school in an attempt to get around Arkansas’ new...

Northwestern Seeks ‘Social Justice Education’ for Greek Life

Northwestern University wants Greek Life to go through ‘social justice education’; they even created a position to assist in this desire-  “Assistant Director, Fraternity...

Course Claims ‘Environmental Inequity’ Caused by Colonialism

Brown University is offering some unique summer courses this year: they’re designed for students to ‘unpack’ their understanding of race and view pollution and...

UPDATE: Evergreen State President Asks for Police Protection

Turning Point News previously reported on the rioting and misconduct of students on the campus of Evergreen State College. The action on campus has...

Professor Attacked for Promoting ‘Conservative Propaganda’

A graduate student at the University of St. Francis attacked her professor over Twitter for suggesting she read ‘conservative propaganda’. The material in question?...

GVSU Offers Scholarships for Students to Attend ‘White Privilege Conference’

Grand Valley State University is providing scholarship opportunities for students who attend the 19th Annual White Privilege Conference occurring in Grand Rapids, MI in...

Student Editor Says All White People Are ‘Probably Racist’

In a recent piece written for The Crimson White, University of Alabama Opinions Editor, Marissa Cornelius, let her white classmates know that because they...

The Guide to Handling Liberal Campus Discrimination

It isn’t a secret that conservatives, with the exception of a few select campuses, often find themselves discriminated against on campus. Whether you’ve had...

5 Ways to Be a Classy Conservative

As a Millennial woman, I am constantly reminded of the fact that culture has lost its class. Especially within the feminist movement, class is...

What To Be Expecting for Day Three of YWLS 2017

Day Two of Turning Point USA’s 2017 Young Women’s Leadership Summit didn’t disappoint! We heard from speakers such as Carly Fiorina and Wayne LaPierre,...

Professor Says Internet is Racist, Segregated

According to New York University professor Charlton Mcllwain, the internet is a physical example of structural racism. Mcllwain wrote an opinion piece for The...

Franklin Pierce University Brings ‘Safe Space Pledge’ to Campus

Located in Rindge, New Hampshire, Franklin Pierce University has now listed a ‘Safe Space Pledge’ on their website, geared toward students and ‘community standards’....

Top 10 Tweets from Day One of #YWLS2017

Yesterday kicked off Turning Point USA’s 2017 Young Women’s Leadership Summit. Over 1,000 young, conservative women flooded Dallas, and that means one thing: countless...

What To Be Expecting for Day Two of YWLS 2017

Day One of the 2017 Young Women’s Leadership Summit was a GREAT start to the conference! We heard from conservative icons like Ben Shapiro,...

YWLS 2017 Crushes Liberal Stereotypes About Women

This week, hundreds and hundreds of young, conservative women will swarm Dallas for Turning Point USA’s Young Women’s Leadership Summit. As a young, conservative...

7 Steps to Becoming a Politically Involved Millennial

As I go about my life, I frequently hear fellow college students and Millennials tell me that they ‘wish they were politically involved’. They...

6 Things You Need for Long Events

Everybody knows the feeling of absolute exhaustion at the end of an all-day event. Whether it’s a work event, conference, or whatever else, we’ve...

5 YWLS Networking Tips

Political conferences are a GREAT place to network. Where else will you get so many well known names in one place, along with being...

5 Things To Do During Free Time at YWLS 2017

The schedule for the Young Women’s Leadership Summit is pretty packed-you’ll definitely be kept busy! You’ll still have free time though, and it’s important...

7 Netflix Shows Worth Binge Watching Over Summer Break

Although I usually preach about being productive with your free time, sometimes, we really do need to just shut down and chill out. That’s...

WATCH: Young Voters Tell Hillary to ‘Move On’

In a recent video from Campus Reform, it is clear that young voters have one clear message for Hillary Clinton: MOVE ON. In the...

15 Reasons to Get Hyped for YWLS 2017

Ladies, get ready: the 2017 Young Women’s Leadership Summit is right around the corner! Is the world prepared to handle hundreds and hundreds of...

Pepper Sprayed Student Sues Berkeley for $23 Million

Kiara Robles, a student at the University of California Berkeley, has filed a lawsuit against her school for $23 million dollars for failing to...

New App Warns Students About ICE Agents on Campus

Freedom University, an unaccredited college for illegal immigrants, has gone a step further in their fight to help people break the law in the...

White Feminists Told to ‘Confront Their Privilege’ by AAUW

Are you a white woman who considers herself to be a radical or 3rd wave feminist? Sorry, the American Association of University Women (AAUW)...

Professor: Ariana Grande Has Better Counter-Terrorism Strategy Than Mattis

Who better to design counter-terrorism strategies than Secretary of Defense James Mattis? Well, according to one professor, pop star Ariana Grande is the better...

6 Creative Things To Do This Summer

I think it’s extremely easy for college students home on break to fall into the trap of doing exactly the same thing they normally...

LSU Tigers Mascot Deemed a Symbol of White Oppression

An online petition is demanding Louisiana State University change their mascot, the Tigers. Why? Because, the LSU Tigers are apparently a symbol of white...

Sanders Slams GOP During Commencement Speech

Senator Bernie Sanders gave the commencement address at The City University of New York-Brooklyn College on Tuesday, and took advantage of the time on...

Professor of Psychiatry: “Trump Is Mentally Unfit for the Presidency”

In a questionable display of ethics, Bandy Lee, a professor in Yale’s Department of Psychiatry has declared that President Trump has a ‘mental impairment’...

The College Student’s Guide to Summer Meal Prepping

Summer means that it’s time to undo the damage that busy schedules and bad cafeteria food did to our bodies. The most important way...

1/3 of Millennials Think Safe Spaces are Necessary

In a recent LendEDU survey, 36 percent of the 1,659 polled Millennials think safe spaces are ‘absolutely necessary’. This survey falls in line with...

Girls Face Hate Crime Accusations for Pictures of Facial Masks

Four white high school girls in Birmingham, Alabama are being accused by a local civil rights group of committing a hate crime, and are...

Professor Harassed After Questioning Diversity Event

Evergreen State College has traditionally hosted an annual event called “Day of Absence and Day of Presence”, and now, Professor Bret Weinstein is being...

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as Thesis, Graduates with Honors

At Harvard University, seniors are not required to write a thesis unless they want to graduate with honors. Student Obasi Shaw decided that he...

Professor Organizing BLM ‘Youth Activist Camp’

Anthony J. Ratcliff, a professor at California State University-Los Angeles is organizing a week-long ‘youth activist camp’ in association with the L.A. chapter of...

Researchers Publish Nonsensical Paper to Ridicule Gender Studies

Peter Boghossian, ED.D. and  James Lindsay, Ph.D were sick and tired of the terrible science that the world of gender studies is built upon....

U of Chicago Students Demand Segregated Housing

A coalition of student organizations that call themselves UChicago United have come together with a list of 50 demands for the administration at the...

New Law Would Suspend Students Who Repress Free Speech

If passed, Senate Bill 350 would require publicly funded institutions to suspend students who are responsible for disrupting or suppressing free speech. This pending...

Texas A&M Professor Advocates for Anti-White Violence

Former students of Dr. Tommy Curry at Texas A&M University are coming forward with old recordings in which the professor defended killing white people...

U of Washington Students Claim Food Industry is ‘Racist’

University of Washington students held a ‘teach-in’ on Tuesday to educate people on how ‘America’s food system is built on racism’. UW members of...

Don’t Stop Enjoying Different Cultures, Just Be Respectful

Cinco de Mayo was last Friday, and this brought a whole onslaught of differing opinions. “Cultural appropriation,” screamed the left. “How dare you take...

Tenured Professor Quits to Protest Kansas Campus Carry

The University of Kansas will lose tenured professor Jacob Dorman in July after 10 years. The reason? Legalized campus carry in Kansas. The history...

One Summer Could Change Your Life

There are stereotypical scenes that play within a mind when one thinks of college students on summer break. Maybe the scenes are depicting partying,...

5 Reasons to Work a Terrible Summer Job

I’ve worked a ton of hours every summer since 2012. Frankly, some of the jobs I worked absolutely SUCKED. I’ve worked the tedious, the...

7 Part Summer Break Checklist

The start of summer break is, essentially, an invitation to sit around and do nothing. After all, you survived the school year packed with...

4 Tips to Help You Organize for Summer

This morning, my house looked like a moving van had exploded? Why? Because I was unpacking for the summer. It can be hard to...

Men Who Talk Too Much in Class Are Oppressing Women

If you’re a male who wants to speak up in class, you’re an oppressor of women according to a Wesleyan University student’s op-ed. Tara...

Finals Week as told by Nick Miller

The week of finals means three things: sleep deprivation, feeling like your life is going to fall apart any minute, and trying not to...

Senator Rand Paul to Teach Non-Political Course at GWU

Senator Rand Paul is going to be teaching a course at George Washington University in the Washington D.C. area this fall. However, it’s not...

Northern Arizona University Professor Forces Student to Stop Reading Bible Before Class

Campus Reform has recently publicized a recording detailing a professor at Northern Arizona University telling a student to stop reading his Bible before class....

5 Ways to Start Your Morning Slowly

I think if I had to pick one word to describe our generation, it would be ‘hustle’. From the second we wake up to...

Lady Justice Should Be Blind Toward Immigration, Not Empathetic

Lady Justice, the symbol of our entire justice system and the way we carry out and enforce the law, is usually depicted as blindfolded....

The College Student’s Guide to Summer Fitness

I would consider myself a fitness junkie. I love working out, try to eat clean, and walking into a health food store is like...

The Case for Legalizing Prostitution in the United States

In the United States today, prostitution is, for the most part, illegal. Although there are certain sections of Nevada that allow it, the majority...

Arizona Police Department Swears In Drug-Sniffing Lizard

You’re already used to drug-sniffing dogs, but the latest in animal drug enforcement just got a lot smaller. A police department in Arizona just...

The College Guide to Picking the Perfect Red Lipstick

Finding a great shade of red lipstick is tough. Ladies, can I get an amen? There might be something that looks AWESOME on the...

6 Things to Buy at the Farmers’ Market This Summer

I LOVE farmers' markets! I’m from the Des Moines metro, and for five months out of the year, Saturday mornings mean that some of...

9 Plants for People with Black Thumbs

You know how people talk about having green thumbs? Well, mine are black. I love plants and nature dearly, I just seem to have...

7 Things Wrong with Radical 3rd Wave Feminism

I consider myself to be a feminist. I think men and women were created with equal worth and have equal inherent rights. However, I...

6 Tips for Slaying Finals Week

Finals are upon us, and that spells out one thing: S-T-R-E-S-S. Some semesters, it just seems like your professors teamed up to see how...

5 Times When Multi-Tasking ACTUALLY Works

Lately, everything I have been reading has been condemning multi-tasking. Yes, obviously, if you’re trying to focus on two things at once, you’re probably...

5 Things Successful People Do on Fridays

Congratulations-you made it to Friday! It can be really tempting to just enjoy the fact that you’ve gotten through the workweek, and to simply...

9 Things All Mountain Lovers Need

Nothing makes me happier than being surrounded by (or, at least in close proximity to) mountains. The feeling you get when you are on...

The Guide to Kickboxing Terminology

Maybe you’ve never taken a kickboxing class, but really want to try it out. Or, maybe, you walked into a class, and had the...

Twitter Blows Up Over United Airlines Debacle

Apparently, this has just been the week for Twitter to explode over controversial issues (well...I guess that’s every week...just more prominent this week). First,...

7 Staples for a Great Spring Wardrobe

Spring has arrived, and ladies, we all know that this means changing up your wardrobe. It’s easy to go for the cute floral dresses...

The Guide to Great Coffee Shop Ordering

Chances are, you’ve walked into a coffee shop before and were totally overwhelmed. I think that coffee shops specialize in having difficult menus-who the...

Twitter Reacts to Trump’s Action Against Syria

Our country is divided. There are hard lines drawn in the sand on just about everything, and Trump’s missile strike against Syria in response...

5 Cruelty Free Beauty Brands You Should Know About

I can’t be the only one who finds herself crying at videos showing experiments done on animals. In a world where we have technologically...

Doing Good is Paralyzing

This planet is so screwed up. Scroll online for a few minutes, or simply open your eyes and look around. It is obvious that...

7 Types of People You Meet on Campus, As Told by New Girl

College campuses are interesting places. They’re like their own little community-I’ve heard my sister refer to my school as a ‘tiny town’. As such,...

7 Things Needed for Rainy Weather

April showers bring May flowers...and also mean you can't leave a building without feeling like a soggy wreck. Don't get me wrong-I LOVE rain...

Degradation of America Demonstrated in Hatred Toward Healthy Marriage

In the past few days, much of America has been in an uproar. Why? Because Vice President Mike Pence and his wife have boundaries...

5 Pieces of Gear Every Fitness Junkie Needs

I think one of my favorite parts of being a gym rat is the gear that comes with it. Who doesn’t enjoy shopping for...