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Kick off Black History Month with hot chocolate and friends

Join Black Student Union and share a hot drink to celebrate an important tradition.
TIME TO CELEBRATE — Black Student Union to host a social, kicking off the start of Black History Month. Photo Courtesy of MarLanaysia Rosser.

“It’s cold outside, so why not stay indoors with Black Student Union (BSU) and have some hot chocolate,” MarLanaysia Rosser, president of BSU said.

To celebrate Black History Month, Rosser and other BSU members will join students on Thursday, Feb. 1 to drink hot chocolate and dress it with a variety of different toppings. The social will be from 6-9 p.m. in the Woods Lodge.

“[The social] is to hang out with your friends and be comfortable, have some good old hot chocolate and get to know what BSU is all about,” Khadejah Thompson, BSU’s secretary said.

To encourage students to socialize during the winter and remember the importance of Black History Month, the hot chocolate social is open to attend. Organizers say it can offer an opportunity to share an evening with the NMU community.

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“[BSU] has been doing more coverage over the past two years, and we want to keep that momentum going. You want to keep people talking about Black History Month, and finding different ways to keep learning,” Thompson said.

With hot chocolate and snacks provided, students can learn more about BSU and what their organization is all about by attending the social. They can also use the social as a chance to catch up with friends, and acknowledge the importance of celebrating black history,

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Amelia Kashian
Amelia Kashian, Features Editor
Being passionate is one of the best parts of being human, and I am glad that writing has helped me recognize that. I have been writing stories since I was a little girl, and over time I have grown to become more and more fond of journalism. Now, I am excited to grow as a writer and build connections as a staff member of the North Wind. In my free time I enjoy running, finding new music, and exploring nature.