by NICK WATSON
Taking the pledge to spread the word to end using the word retarded. That is what the students at Tiffin Columbia did Wednesday after attending a presentation by TU athletes who urged them to be more sensitive toward people with disabilities.
About 74 Tiffin University athletes who are members of the Student athlete advisory committee gave gave a short presentation to classes to get the high school students to join the campaign to end using the word retarded.
The athletes showed the students a short video pf how some of the people with disabilities felt when hearing the word used in a disrespectful way.
The high school students joined the campaign but using their phones to go to the website and follow the campaign.
The athletes then asked the students who had twitter to make a tweet following the hashtag #takethepledge
When asking the president of SAAC, Dominique Wagner, on what made her decide to bring the spread the word to end the word here at Tiffin, she replied, "Its something that I've always been passionate about, and being president this year I had the platform to be able to do something that I was passionate about."
if you want to learn more about the campaign and take the pledge click the link below and follow the spread the word to end the word website.