At the Sam Corey Senior Center in Holt, seniors come to exercise, stretch and have a good time. “I believe that government assistance is a great thing, it supports a lot of seniors, like me, in many ways,” Mary Atkinson, Sam Corey senior visitor said. “I am retired now and can’t afford all of the things that are needed for my health. I am on Medicare and it is very helpful knowing that the government is helping me in any way possible. I appreciate the things that are being done for me like covering my hospitals visit and medication for my blood pressure.”
Senior health has been a major concern in the United States, with inventions like Life Alert, advantages like American Association of Retired Persons or assistance with Medicare.
MSU’s East Black Caucus and NAACP hosted an Election Watch Party on Nov. 8 in Wells Hall. As electoral votes for the elections came in that night African-American student had various opinions, feelings and concerns after final election results as a community at MSU.
Donald Trump Jr. visited Michigan State’s Campus on November 2nd, 2016 to rally the community in support of his father, President-Elect Donald Trump. Along with the rally at the MSU Union, protestors filled the halls outside of where the rally was held.
MSU students gather for “The Day After” event hosted at MSU’s Business Complex. Students came to listen to a selected panel of staff and MSU community members speak about their thoughts and feelings of the happenings on election day.
Individuals with the Native American heritage shares their stories before, during and after the U.S. election 2016. Cassandra Shavrnoch is a MSU senior serving as one of the co-chairs for the North American Indigenous Student Organization (NAISO). Jordan Hood is a MSU senior first time voting. Joe Webster is a therapist who was invited as a guest speaker at the Native Fall Feast hosted by NAISO.
On Nov. 13, students, professors and musicians took the stage at Michigan State University’s Cook Recital Hall to share experiences about what it is like to be a refugee. Emily Worline, founder of the nonprofit Refugee Outreach Kalamazoo, said the goal of this storytelling concert was to help demolish the divide between refugees and other Americans. Worline said her experience volunteering in Greece drove her to start the nonprofit group. While overseas, Worline said she was overwhelmed by the generosity from refugees who expected nothing back in return. “They fed me, they thanked me, they gave me their last fork and they went without and yet I knew that I did nothing for them,” Worline said.