Sports reporter Jared Ramsey dissects Athletic Director Bill Beekman's reasons for abolishing MSU's swim and dive program — should the program really have been cut?
It was Nov. 29, 2020, and the Spartans were gearing up to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. I was on gamer duty, sick to my stomach as I tried my best to finish the article before the final buzzer sounded like my editor had wanted. Gamers always had to go up immediately, that was the No. 1 rule. However, in that same moment that I felt sick to my stomach, I felt most alive.
"Your words will not fix bullet wounds. Your words will not fill the voids left in so many people’s lives. So stop apologizing and then letting it happen over and over, and over again. We don’t need your thoughts. We need your actions. We need an assault weapons ban."
Para todos los que son multilingües, creo que está bien aceptar el hecho de que no siempre es fácil, pero hablar más de un lenguaje es un gran privilegio tener que siempre nos pondrá un paso adelante y eso es lo que debemos recordar.
To everyone else that is multilingual, I think it’s OK to come to terms with the fact that it’s not always easy, but it’s also a great privilege to have that will always put us a step ahead and that's what we have to remember.
We cannot continue to fall into a cycle where we only care about minority communities when tragedy strikes. Asian Americans are not fetishes, exotic, fantasies, viruses or other. They are human.