Having just finished writing two essays on the importance of freedom of expression, I might have a bit too much aggresion toward the topic, however I must say: NEVER in my two years of studying journalism have I seen a year with people so intent on ensuring every blog post makes me go "Oh wow."
Yeah, that was a generalization, not every first year is so intense but there are definitely more of them than usual, right? I've seen them stand on the wrong side of homophobia, racism, sexism and mental illness! There was probably one on religion that I missed. And the year isn't even over yet.
Now, do they make good points? Yeah. I often catch myself letting the corners of my mouth fall as I nod in agreement like an Obama meme while reading them, but that's beside the point. The point is: chill, first years.
It's like they just heard about freedom of speech for the first time and are super excited to play with it.
I do think society has gotten a bit too sensitive, and it probably won't surprise anyone that a first year has also addressed that in a blog post. That said, there's no need to push back on everything. Everything's better in moderation and all that.
Speaking of moderation, definitely have less people in your year. There's too many of you.