Because of Them…I Can: Black History Month

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    Black History Month chapel participants pose for a picture after chapel. Sophie Zetzsche.
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    Singers perform a Negro Spiritual song at Black History Month chapel. Dr. Pinkett Smith.
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    Junior Lauren Hill speaks at Black History Month chapel. Dr. Pinkett Smith. Sophie Zetzsche.

People often think of February as the month of love, complete with boxes of heart-shaped chocolate and teddy bears, but behind the lovey-dovey-ness that is Valentine’s Day, February also brings with it the month-long celebration that is Black History Month.

Black History Month is the “annual celebration by African Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of blacks in U.S. history” (History.com). The event started as “Negro History Week” in 1926. The idea originated from Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (History.com). Woodson is famous for a lot of the books he wrote, but his most famous book is the Mis-Education of the Negro teaching African American self-empowerment (Biography.com).

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Super Bowl Llll: Patriots Triumph Over Rams in Mercedes-Benz

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On Feb. 3, the New England Patriots faced off against the Los Angeles Rams in a very leisurely moving and low scoring Super Bowl located in Atlanta. Many fans were irritated due to the game’s mundane nature—not to mention the thousands of dollars spent per person—although, towards the end, the energy heightened after Patriots running back Sony Michel scored the first touchdown in the fourth quarter to ultimately close the deal and hand the Patriots their sixth Super Bowl win.

This event was not limited to Patriots or Rams fans. Supporters from all over the nation gathered in the city of Atlanta, including devotees who belonged to various NFL teams and a sufficient amount of celebrities ranging from Danny DeVito to Atlanta native, Ludacris. With every substantial event that invites thousands of people to a singular venue, it benefits the hosting city. Atlanta will acquire benefits from the location of the Mercedes-Benz stadium and transportation such as MARTA and Hartsfield Jackson International Airport. Additionally, other benefits are the lodging and food expenses. The financial investments and loss coming from fans and viewers translates to a major gain for Atlanta.

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“The Addams Family” Creeps Their Way Onstage

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The Wolf Players traded their green and gold for black in their production of “The Addams Family” on Feb. 6-8.

Through countless hours of rehearsal, the cast has the opportunity to really get to know each other and grow close. “I’d say that the people in the theatre department made me want to do the show. It’s such a close-knit group of people that care a lot about each other, that I really consider my family,” said senior Andrew Pridgen.

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Senior Spotlights

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Savannah Sommer

What college are you applying to / going to?

I’ve applied to UGA and Georgia Tech.

Who was your first Wesleyan crush?

Dylan Jenkins.

What was your most embarrassing Wesleyan moment?

Freshman year, I didn’t understand how our softball season worked (I had never played for school before) so after we lost in the first round of  the state tournament, I asked the juniors if we had practice the next day, but our season was over and they gave me a hard time about that for the next two years.

What is one thing you wished you had done in high school?

A play.

If you had 24 hours left to live, what would you do?

Drive fast and eat a lot of good food.

What was your dream job when you were a little kid versus what is your dream job now?

My dream job when I was a kid was being a lawyer, but now my dream job is a businesswoman. Keep Reading

Valentine’s to Galentine’s: The Best of 2019’s Love and the Worst

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As the 2019 New Year’s party decorations are taken off the shelves, red and pink petals and chocolate boxes are exchanged for shoppers who desire the sentiments of the impending commercial holiday. On Feb. 14, there are two sides of differing emotions: those who cannot wait to receive love letters and the temporary signs of love from their significant other, contrary to those who are left afflicted, soaking in their misery and heartbreak. Keep Reading

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