The State 3/3/21

Lacie Hudson

Black Student Alliance to host annual Black MSU pageant – Verena Daniel: After a two-year hiatus, The Black Student Alliance will be hosting their annual Black MSU pageant. The event will take place in person on March 26 at 6:30 p.m. at a venue that is yet to be announced. COVID testing and social distancing will be strongly enforced for all contestants and everyone that will be in attendance. The pageant will include an introductory speech, talent performance, and a question and answer round from each of the contestants. BSA says the goal of the pageant is to showcase the talents of the campus community and for contestants to have an opportunity to share their experiences and achievements.

Balancing the life of an essential worker and college student – Jared Ramsey: As a certified nursing assistant in the stroke unit at McLaren hospital, Casi Hudak frequently struggles to find enough time to get a full night’s sleep on any given day. After completing her duties as a CNA, she is often faced with little free time before returning to her school work. The human biology senior is one of many MSU students that have found themselves on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite many students retreating to their permanent residence to complete their schooling via zoom, there are still some that have continued working in-person. Students have continued to work in all facets of the essential market as essential workers, including healthcare, retail, hospitality services, and on-campus to help keep the Spartan community functioning.

Script writer: Kelly Winters

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