Shippensburg University graduate Kyle Lysy tossed quite the game Friday against Thomas Jefferson University. Lysy worked a full seven innings, piecing together a complete game, a standard for this season.
A few weeks ago, I came across a funny video on YouTube. It was a TikTok video of Tom Cruise striking a golf ball with his club and joking, “If you like what you’re seeing, just wait ‘till what’s coming next.”
It is hard to imagine getting rid of a nearly 250-year-old institution that is a fundamental part of our country’s history. Who are we to disparage the hard work and monumental achievement that is the Founding Fathers’ magnum opus, the Constitution? Surely, we are but feeble-minded drones in comparison to such legislative juggernauts.
When I was younger, I knew what racism was as a concept. I understood in a vague way from TV and movies that Black was bad, that it represented this other that the good fought against. My parents had informed me of this in their own way. Like anytime the only Black character died before the end of the movie, my mom would say, “Called it. The Black guy always dies.”
Forgive me, for I will be speaking from a place of anger. I say anger because I heard just about every horrendous story you can think of, from the brutal bloodshed whippings that killed our ancestors, to our grandfathers, grandmothers, aunts and uncles being sprayed down with frigid sewer water as if they were rats or abnormal beings. The discomfort and pain I felt after hearing, watching and observing this horrendous behavior against my ancestors is what fueled a power of passion.
The staff editorial in the March 9th edition of The Slate clearly described the high stakes in the selection of the next president. It also offered a cogent argument against any merger of universities that would render Shippensburg University a junior partner following a shotgun wedding.
Once again America finds itself grappling with not one but two mass shootings in a matter of days. A man killed 10 people at a Boulder, Colorado, grocery store on March 22. Another man killed eight people in a series of shootings in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16.
The Pride Center is hosting virtual events all week for the Trans Week of Visibility celebration. The celebration is held the week of March 31, which is International Transgender Day of Visibility, according to the center’s website. Transgender activist Rachel Crandall started the day in 2009.