Stonewall and Patton are spinning in their graves: Coloring books, puppies and yoga for stress at VMI



Washington Free Beacon

Cadets, parents, and alumni of the Virginia Military Institute are speaking out after the Washington Free Beacon’s exclusive report that the prestigious military academy is offering students coloring books to deal with stress.


Many were outraged at the Free Beacon’sreport, while others were equally bothered that the school would have coloring books for cadets in the first place.

A new photo obtained by the Free Beacon reveals a flyer posted at VMI advertising “Stress Busters” with a cartoon picture of a puppy. The event for cadets, which occurs twice a year before finals, will include Therapets of Roanoke, the new-age meditation technique known as “mindfulness,” yoga, games, grab-and-go snacks, a coloring station, and a raffle.

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