It all started when CNN notoriously reported that the Boston bomber was a dark skinned male and arrested the night of the bombing – the coverage about the coverage. Suddenly Tweets and news stories were written describing how inaccurate certain organizations were reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing.
I rarely ever talk about pop culture and fashion trends …and of course this week’s column will be no different.
Instead, I would like to issue a large thank you to everyone who has ever disagreed with me.
I’ll be the first to admit it – I cannot wait to see “Star Trek Into Darkness.” My inner – or most times, not so inner – nerd thrives comparing theories with friends about whether the image in the trailer of Spock’s hand on the glass is a reference to the classic “Wrath of Khan” scene in which Spock and Kirk touch hands on opposite sides of a glass panel before Spock dies or if J.J.
I walked into the Union today with the sole aim of buying lunch at Oneota, but instead I got more than I had bargained for. The school fair was still in full gear, so I decided to stop by one of the stands to greet a familiar face. He was presenting about the Political Organizations on campus. Let’s call him Tom, for the sake of confidentiality.
Though it’s not something most families experience, having a sister with Down Syndrome is normal to me. You wouldn’t necessarily know it just from talking to me, but it does change how I view daily conversation. It has made me hyper aware of some things, the most insulting of which being the R-word.
I often describe my youth in Iowa City as ‘too liberal for my own good.’ This is usually meant as a joke, but I have come to realize that it is the unfortunate truth. In my first year at Luther I listened to many friends explain their feelings of disconnect with their hometowns, families and friends in high school, and I was never able to relate.
A former teammate of mine was hit and killed by a car two weeks ago. The news of his death caught me by surprise as I browsed Facebook during a passing period. As I sat there wondering how this could have happened, I thought of all the good memories I had of my teammate and the time I was able to spend with him.