SAB is Not Immune to Controversy at the Next #TrendingTopics

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 10, 2015)  Come join Student Activities Board's Engaging Issues Committee to discuss the newest #TrendingTopics interactive debate focusing on vaccinations at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 11, in the Small Ballroom of the Student Center.


Engaging Issues uses #TrendingTopics to give students an outlet to voice their opinion on relevant and often times controversial topics. The topic of vaccinations has recently raised questions after a large measles outbreak at Disneyland. This debate will focus on the question “should schools be able to deny access to students who are not fully vaccinated?”


Audience members should bring their smartphones, tablets, and laptops to tweet in questions and opinions to the tweet wall using #TrendingTopics.


“Immunization is an important topic because it affects the health of not only the individuals who are choosing to receive or not receive vaccines, but the collective health of all those that one comes into contact with,” James Collard, director of Engaging Issues, said. “Therefore, it becomes important to ask a lot of questions about immunization that we hope to discuss with students so they can form their own opinions.”


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