Pink was the color of the day at the Michigan Capitol as thousands rallied in support of a variety of causes and demonstrated against an equally large number of grievances and worries. We are focused on how First Amendment rights are used in the first 100 days of the Trump presidency.
This semester, some Michigan State journalism students will focus on how the five freedoms in the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly and petition) are exercised during the first 100 days of the new presidency. Inauguration week began Jan. 16 with Martin Luther King Day.
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.