Five weeks to be free in the comfort of where you call home, seeing old friends, and doing whatever you want whenever you want without the shadow of responsibility that is college. Unfortunately, that wasn’t my experience, and my last winter break of my undergrad was left taking two winter classes (the worst).
With midterm elections long gone and all races have been decided it was now time for the U.S. House of Representatives to begin their work. Before House business could get underway, they needed to select a Speaker of the House.
As a Political Science major, I am no stranger to talking about politics, especially over the holidays. In fact, as college students, many of us return home and our family assumes that, regardless of major, we are all studying to be scientists of politics, and take that as an open invitation to talk politics whether we want to or not. So, even if you aren’t a Political Science major, you most likely still have these discussions because you’re likely a young college student. All the older generations know that you are a part of the population of people who may or may not be voting (Public Service Announcement: I hope everyone voted this midterm election).
As a Black woman, the transition to a primarily white institution will never be easy, especially coming from places that do not lack diversity of people who look like you. Nafisah Conix is no stranger to this transition, and she has found a graceful way to stay true to who she is, advocate for herself and make her presence known here at Shippensburg University.
Hair is to Black women is like beer to college students: Super important.
On Friday before homecoming weekend, Shippensburg University’s student section, the Red Sea, hosted a spirit rally to get students, faculty and alumni all pumped for homecoming weekend and the football game.
When is it okay to use the N-Word? Well, never. But there are varying degrees of badness, and everyone has a different scale of what is evil and what is okay. But there are two sides to the N-Word’s usage, and the other side is hearing the N-Word. Even then, the way it is received depends on the person hearing it. In other words, it’s not a one-size-fits-all misery.
I am a student, friend, daughter, member of the Ship community, Black woman, Political Science major and someone who cares about this campus. When I came to Ship, like many students, I knew some parts about myself but was ready to learn and identify new parts of me that one can discover in college.