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Freshman Zahria Hart reflects on her first year of college that was cut short by the COVID-19 outbreak. Photos provided

Black Curtain: The new normal

Going into your freshman year of college, there’s this huge feeling of uncertainty. Will this be the moment you realize you relied too much on your parents? What if your dream of being a news anchor turns out not to be what you wanted? Or will rooming with a complete stranger be a bad idea?

Kwesi Rogers speaks on stage at the walkout 11 a.m. Jan. 28. 2020, at University Green. Rogers questioned on stage why he and other members of the Black community have to demand respect when they deserve it. Demi Lawrence, DN

Black Curtain: Being a black man in America

But what happens when that classroom is no longer a safe zone? What happens when black men are met with the same scenarios as being on the streets? Sultan “Mufasa” Benson, a Ball State senior and business administration major was faced with that exact situation.

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