The time for objectivity and neutrality is over in this case, because being a journalist also means being a voice and providing a platform for those who can’t speak, for the oppressed, for those who need their voices heard and their stories told. Being a journalist and person of color means all of that tenfold.
"All this excitement you feel is just as justified as the concerns and questions you have for returning to campus this fall as the pandemic continues on with no concrete solution."
As a low-income, African American student, life didn’t stop, and it definitely couldn’t be contained to the four walls of my home.
"It wasn’t like a flu or a cold where her symptoms would ease at certain times of the day. It was a constant feeling of defeat, pain and weakness and no matter what murmur she left me with, it always meant those feelings."
"Age does not grant anyone immunity to this disease. It’s a virus that doesn’t care who you are or what you do, but one that demands you care about it."
Going out-of-state comes with its fair share of pros and cons. In the end, I am so glad I did — MSU has become my home, and I wouldn’t want it any other way.
In the past two weeks, the ability for people around the world to interact with their communities has been severely limited. For some, Animal Crossing: New Horizons has helped fill that void for the time being.