Vice-Presidential Debate

The Vice-Presidential debate took place on Tuesday in Salt Lake City, Utah. During the debate there were multiple occasions where Kamala Harris was continuously talked over by Mike Pence. Kamala repeatedly had to voice, “ Mr. Vice President, I’m speaking.” This is seen as an issue because not only is Harris an African-America, but she is also a woman. During the debate it is said that, “Pence made double the amount of interruptions and released slightly more insults than Harris did.” In a society where individuals are quick to point their fingers at a black woman and label her the “Angry Black woman”, she had to fight that narrative. Harris’ famous side-eye, and facial expressions went viral. Thus resulting in Harris being the trending meme as of right now. As a society, it is inhumane to laugh and to be oblivious to the fact that she was targeted as well as disrespected numerous times.

Did you know.. ?

Booker T. Washington iss one of the many significant people who contributed to the success in African American History. Washington was born a slave on April 5th, 1856. He had to work as a young child. He had to juggle hours walking many miles to school and then rush back to work. It was absolutely difficult for him. However, he was determined to learn how to read and write. Booker T. Washington was essentially allowed to attend school while working as a servant. In 1872, He befriended the founder of Hampton institute who offered him a scholarship to the school. Booker T. Washington taught at Hampton before being appointed by general Samuel Armstrong to head the newly formed institution in Tuskegee alabama in 1881. The institute grew tremendously and it’s main focus was on training african americans in pursuits in agriculture. In addition, Booker T. Washington was a political adviser and writer. In His later years, intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois bumped heads with Washington over the avenues for racial uplift.

Where are The ASL Interpreter’s?

This year the need to vote is being expressed more than ever. Unfortunately, on Tuesday during the presidential debate, there were no ASL interpreters. Teenage Tiktok user, Erin Rosefeld, shined light on the fact that thousands of members from the deaf community we’re not able to participate in a society they are said to be a part of. A careless mistake like this not only happened but was overlooked. In the Tiktok video Rosenfeld uploaded she mentions, “Subtitles don’t work; they’re really delayed. It’s not accessible, it’s not equal access, and it’s not right.“ So, not only were there are no ASL interpreters, but the alternative which were subtitles came with a problem. Essentially, the delay also made it difficult to engage in our democracy. Rosenfeld also states, “it’s really frustrating because I’m finally old enough to vote.” Like many individuals in this generation today, they are now eligible to vote in the United States. Unfortunately, The lack of ASL interpreters present during the debate made it harder for those first time voters in the deaf community.


TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 12, 2020

TAMPA, Florida, Sept. 12, 2020 – Ybor City Saturday Market reopens in Centennial Park right next door to The Bunker and Cheo & Friends. Ybor City Saturday Market is a year round market opened to shoppers EVERY Saturday. Unfortunately, for the first time in a long time the market closed down due to the rise of COVID-19.

In celebration for the Ybor City Saturday Market re-opening, they plan on not only welcoming visitors once again, but also making sure health guidelines and safety of shoppers are being met. Since the reopening of the market, their year-round extended hours start in October and come to and end in April from 9 a.m- 3 p.m Providing free parking, free admission, and opened arms for pets.

Furthermore, Ybor city Saturday market plans on stimulating entrepreneurial activities and among those in the area and creating a venue for local artist, craftsman, and speciality product producers. Ybor City Saturday Market is located at the corner of 8th Ave and 19th St. The exact location is 1901 19th Street, Tampa, Fl 33605

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The Disruption of COVID-19


With the rise of a global pandemic times are very, for lack of a better word, uncertain. COVID-19 has drastically changed the lives of many citizens in this country. This virus has made it harder for people to pay rent and monthly bills. There has also been an increase in the number of unemployed citizens. Being that some individuals are high risk this has caused them to have to leave jobs and either work from home, or file for unemployment. This pandemic has called for citizens to make room and essentially adjust to this new way of living. The state of Florida is ranked third out of 52 states for the highest number of cases. In other words, it is important that the citizens in this state take safety precautions more than ever right now. The Fall semester has begun at HCC and has affected students positively and negatively in multiple ways, shapes, and forms.

Many HCC students are coming in as freshmen. Since the rise of the pandemic face masks have been enforced. When asked how the pandemic has affected freshmen year student, Kizaevion Lewis states, “The pandemic affected my first year of college by not allowing me to interact with other students. We have to wear face masks and social distance. This makes it very awkward for the professors and classmates.” Not being able to see the face of peers or the face of whom is instructing is very frustrating. While adjusting to the effects of COVID-19, there have been a few things that individuals, or their peers have missed out on. Lewis later states, “The pandemic has affected me in ways that’ll make me furious but I had to learn to accept it. The virus ended high school early which isn’t bad but the downside is they also ended track early.” This shows that COVID-19 has taken a bit of High School experience and away from teens.

On the other hand, many students are taking the transition well. Being that a lot of schooling has transitioned to online it has caused for classes to be more spacious. HCC student, Jadisia Crichlow, states “The class environment is a lot more spacious and I actually like that much better. I get into my own head about my personal space and now I have so much so it’s helped me adjust quicker to the spacing.” When placed in a learning environment that’s different from what has been considered “normal” for all years spent attending public school can either benefit the student or take away from the students way of learning. Crichlow later states, “I think it’s a bit of both. I do like the hybrid class setting, one day in and the rest online. I usually don’t have a lot of questions and I’m glad I get to spend more time at home. Unfortunately, I do forget to do assignments and such because of my settings or I’ll begin them pretty late, as I’m more relaxed and distracted by being at home.” This shows that even though this transition has benefits, it also has a downfall of students possibly getting distracted while at home.

There are many things we all have to adjust to so we can get back into the swing of things. This may be easier or harder for some people depending on the individual. This is not an easy task but with hard work and dedication we can all definitely get through it, Good luck!

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