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Ian Smith, reporter

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Some Notre Dame students walked out of their graduation Sunday afternoon, after vice president Mike Pence took the stage. Many of the students said that they didn’t agree with Pence’s ideals. The students weren’t punished for walking out.

 

One of the students interviewed said that it was the administration’s responsibility to choose speakers that would incorporate everyone’s beliefs, and not exclude anyone. She told the administration of the school and the White House to “listen to your peers”, take their ideas, and run with it.

 

Mike Pence talked about religious freedom among other topics, such as murder of innocent muslims, oppression of women, and persecution of other faiths.

 

At Notre Dame, a christian school, many students learned to stand up for the marginalized, protection for immigrants, and freedom of religion, not just christianity. Students believed the speech went against what they taught.

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