Last night was the start of the Democratic National Convention and it was a good night. First Lady Michelle Obama was the big speaker of the night and her speech was excellent! She gave a lot of insight into her life with President Obama and it truly felt like a heartfelt speech. My favorite line was the one regarding how the President spends some nights “strategizing over middle school friendships.”
Tonight, Bill Clinton is supposed to be the speaker, which makes me extremely excited. He always makes good speeches so hopefully he does not disappoint. On Thursday the President is supposed to speak and I can’t wait to hear his speech as well. Obviously my inner political science nerd is in full colors this week.
Here’s a video with highlights from the First Lady‘s speech:
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Today is the third day I’ve had a sore throat. It’s weird because I’ve never really had a sore throat before! Hopefully it is gone by tomorrow. I’ve been drinking tea from Starbucks with honey so I’m sure it’ll go away soon. I also heard that gargling salt water helps too but I think I’ll pass!
Despite my life-threatning illness, I am excited because this week is free speech week and the Collegian has set up a stand in Starbucks to raise awareness of the freedom of speech and to talk about its importance. Hopefully I can find time to sit at the table to help. The Collegian staff even made a video demonstrating the importance of the freedom of speech and press. I can’t wait to see the finished product!
Here’s the PSA for last year’s free speech week.