The first time I visited the Philippines, I was 12 years old — a pretentious, insufferable seventh grader leaving the country for the very first time. Despite having the incredible and rare fortune of traveling to my ancestral home — the country where my parents were raised and where most of my family resides — I didn’t like it much.
On feet and on court, sneaker culture has been intertwined with the game of basketball since its very inception. With a new NBA season underway, I wanted to take a quick look at the state of the NBA sneaker landscape. PJ Tucker seal of approval pending.
On the afternoon of Tuesday, Oct. 23, students, faculty and community members gathered at the steps of Angell Hall at the University of Michigan for a rally in solidarity with Palestinians and the actions of Prof. John Cheney-Lippold and Graduate Student Instructor Lucy Petterson in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Zionist settler colonialism.
When I first read “The Hate U Give,” I remember feeling emotional. More than just understanding the very core of what was being discussed and the politics around Black activism, I was the main character, Starr Carter: attending a private white school and doing her very best to never give anyone a reason to call her “ghetto,” playing by the rules, but going home and finally taking off that facade she put on when she went to school.
In Arabic class this week, our infamous textbook AlKitaab transitioned from one controversial and politicized topic to the next, the new lesson being about violent Arab revolutions and governments as opposed to the previous lesson on marriage traditions.