It is so hard to believe that it has been 11 years since 9/11. It is definitely humbling experience thinking that could have happened to anyone and anywhere. I was in fourth grade when the attacks happened and I can vividly remember watching it on television in class and not clearly understanding what exactly was happening. It is very interesting to see how much has changed since then and how the attacks those days are still relevant in today’s discourse.
I think today is always a good day to reflect on all the lives that were lost that day and to see how united that event made our country. Many people on Facebook have been posting messages and statuses about it so it is definitely hard to not take some time to think about it.
So last night two of the three sports teams I wanted to win last night won, which I’d say is pretty good! The Yankees beat the Angels, the Jets beat the Cowboys, but sadly Serena Williams lost her match against Stosur in the US Open.
I watched the beginning of the Jets game, only to turn it off early because it was getting late and they were behind 24-10. But I was glad to wake up to the news that they came from behind and won!
Today I only have two classes which means two things. 1. I’m going to have a lot of free time and 2. It will be spent doing homework for my classes tomorrow! I also get to work on the Collegian, which comes out Wednesday. And I’ve also joined Latinos Unidos on campus which is a group where we connect with Hispanics in the Indianapolis community. Each member gets a high school buddy and we talk to each other throughout the school year just to encourage each other and to be friends. I can’t wait until buddies are assigned!
You can find out more about Special Interest Groups on campus here.
Here’s a video of the halftime 9/11 tribute at the Jets game. They got people to form the bases of the Twin Towers with lights.
Since taking my Sportswriting course, I’ve become a sports fanatic! I have been constantly checking the ESPN website to get the latest updates and scores. I’ve been especially checking the US Open matches! Hopefully Serena Williams can pull out a win today!
I’ve also been keeping up with football and baseball. Of course I’ve always loved the Yankees but I’ve recently become a New York Jets fan! They play the Cowboys tonight so I know I’ll be up watching that tonight!
On a side note, today is the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. I was in fourth grade when it happened. I did not understand the complexity of the issue at the time but now I see what an impact it has made on our country. Now, we can be grateful that we live in a safer and more united America. The Collegian is doing a staff reflection on its website today about what happened.
Here’s a video that serves as a tribute to the day