It’s Throwback Thursday, Sept. 20. College life can be busy, so at times it can be tough to keep up with the daily news cycle. That’s why we bring you Campus Connect, where you can catch the latest news in college sports and entertainment to keep on top of the buzz that everyone on campus will be talking about.
What happened last night? What events are coming up today? We have you covered with all of that and more.
Let’s dive right in.
College Sports News
Tommia Dean sued Kennesaw State University over the school’s attempt to block her and four other members of the cheerleading team from kneeling in protest of racial inequality and systemic racism during the playing of the national anthem. On Wednesday, Sept. 19, she appeared on The View.
The Colorado State football team will be rolling out some fresh new alternate uniforms this weekend against the Illinois State Redbirds. Under Armour unveiled the new look, which is a throwback to the Rams’ days as the Colorado A&M Aggies on Saturday, Sept. 22.
The Iowa State football program will honor Celia Barquin Arozamena when they take the field against the Akron Zips on Saturday, Sept. 22. Barquin Arozamena, a student at Iowa State University, was found dead on a golf course in Ames, Iowa just months after winning the European Ladies’ Amateur championship in July. Celia, who was just 22 years old, was finishing up her degree at the university when she was murdered. Celia, a native of Puente San Miguel, Spain, was also the 2018 Big 12 champion and Iowa State Female Athlete of the Year.
COED Girl of the Day
Meet Alessandra Paolinetti, a member of FSU’s chapter of the Alpha Chi Omega sorority.
Lil Peep and XXXTentacion’s deaths rocked the music industry. Lil Peep died of a drug overdose on November 15, 2017 at age 21, while XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfrey, was shot to death on June 18, 2018 at age 20. But while both rappers are gone, the two alt-rappers were able to collaborate before their untimely deaths and recorded the track “Falling Down.”
Viral Clip of the Day
There really is nothing else to say here other than “how?”
Food of the Day
This is a new twist on a classic. Check out these “pepperoni chips” from the Minnesota State Fair that you can enjoy with some roasted red pepper queso.