Congratulations! We’re officially done with the worst week of J-term – the full week. Sitting through five consecutive days of class is a lot harder than I remember, but at least the end is in sight. Here are a few things you may have missed if you were one of those people that spent this past week cooped up in your dorm, swimming in boatloads of homework.
Friday, January 19 & Saturday, January 20 – I Am Not Your Negro
To finish off last week’s MLK day celebrations, Lost Films showed I Am Not Your Negro in Parmer cinema over the weekend. The documentary-style film is based on an unfinished manuscript by James Baldwin, filled with notes and letters written about forty years ago. Although the inspiration for the film happened a while ago, the implications are still relevant in today’s society.
Wednesday, January 24 – Basketball
The Messiah men’s and women’s basketball teams took on Lycoming College on Wednesday. The men’s team scored more than twice as many points in the second half as they did in the first, but they still ended up falling to the Warriors 57-68. The women’s team, on the other hand, took home a win with a final score of 54-45.
Over the past few months, the “Me Too” movement has sparked conversation and has encouraged those who have been sexually assaulted to come forward. Over 150 women came forward to accuse the same man, a sports physician for the U.S.A. Gymnastics team, Larry Nassar. Two-time Olympian, Aly Raisman, spoke at the trial last Friday, staring down the man who had hurt her. Judge Rosemarie Aquilina sentenced Nassar to up to 175 years in prison, saying that it was her privilege to do so.