Nora Mougharbel came to Michigan State University in 2021 after graduating from the University of Michigan with a bachelor's degree in biomolecular science (2019). Her journalistic interests consist of the intersections between sports and the social and applied sciences. Nora has experience in video production, having worked on multiple short film projects. She draws on her background, both in science and videography, for inspiration.
Coaching diversity isn’t just an equity issue, it also can be a competitive issue for college athletics, said Allen Trieu, a Midwest recruiting analyst at 247Sports. Prospective student-athletes prioritize diversity when deciding which colleges to attend.
It’s one of the most common chants from fans at Michigan State University sporting events: Go green.
But Michigan State University may be behind in the race to make its athletics department environmentally sustainable. Big Ten rivals Ohio State University and University of Michigan have established zero waste plans for their large sporting events and tailgates — diverting 90% of waste from landfills by recycling, repurposing and composting — while the Spartans lack an athletics-wide sustainability action plan.
A growing number of Michigan high schools are getting in on the fun of esports. More than 50 high schools are registered with the Michigan High School Esports Federation, a free, nonprofit league created by Michigan educators in 2019. They join over 170 U.S. colleges and universities with varsity esports programs – including 18 in Michigan.
Tired of seeing their community misrepresented within mainstream media, in 2019 Kadouh and best friend Yasmeen Kadouh created “Dearborn Girl,” a podcast that creates a space for women like them: Arab and/or Muslim Americans.