Student Spotlight - Lauren Scirocco
Lauren Scirocco's solid conservative upbringing has served her well in preparing her for battle against the Left on her campus at Ramapo College of New Jersey. During her two years at Ramapo, Lauren has dedicated her time to countering liberal lies from professors by advancing conservative ideas through hosting speakers and other activism.
Luce talked with Lauren to find out more about her passion for campus activism and advancing conservative principles.
Luce: How did you become a conservative?
Lauren: Fortunately, I grew up in a conservative family. Politics is a regular topic of conversation at the dinner table. My grandmother took me to my first Heritage Foundation meeting a few years ago, and I was hooked on conservative politics ever since.
Luce: As a conservative, what challenges do you face at your school?
Lauren: The biggest challenge at school is by far the liberal bias that is present on campus. I've had professors blame the US for 9-11. I've seen them tell students that there is no such thing in media bias and I even had a professor tell his class that Conservatives don't like Capitalism.
Luce: What is your most memorable activist experience?
Lauren: My most memorable activist experience was the rally we held at school in 2009 to counter the Obama rally on campus. We were small in numbers but had a great impact on campus. People secretly admitted they were happy to see us protesting.
Luce: Tell us about your experience with hosting a Luce campus lecture
Lauren: I have hosted Governor George Allen on campus. He spoke about the importance of US energy independence. I am currently working on hosting Ann Coulter on campus on April 13. I have received a lot of backlash for bringing her to campus, but I feel it's important to ensure conservative ideals are present on campus.
Luce: Who is your favorite conservative woman leader and why?
Lauren: My favorite conservative woman leader is Phyllis Schlafly. She is truly brilliant and her efforts to stop the ERA are honorable. Her promotion of family values and femininity are inspiring to me. She has accomplished so much, yet still ensures that family comes first.
Luce: What advice would you give other conservative students?
Lauren: I would like to tell other conservative students to not be afraid to voice their opinions on campus. I urge them to bring conservative speakers to school and to write for their campus newspapers and combat liberal bias at school in every way they can. Chances are, they will not be alone in their fight.
Luce: Where do you hope to be in 10 years?
Lauren: In ten years I hope to have my own business in the food industry. I would also like to have started a family.