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Fashion Column

Fashion Column

Jasmin Whitsett, Staff Writer

November 5, 2018

Last month, Nike surprised us all by featuring Colin Kaepernick as the face of their 30th anniversary campaign. Kaepernick sparked national debate in 2016 when he took a stand against oppression by kneeling during the national anthem before a NFL game. He was calling attention to racial injustice and social...

Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Nike boycotters miss point of peaceful protest

Lana Heltzel, Executive Copy Editor

September 21, 2018

There’s five pairs of shoes in there, I’m going to let them all burn,” Twitter user AlterAtYeshiva says over a tinny recording of the national anthem as he shoves his Nike sneakers into a fire pit. “Because Nike decided to make Colin Kaepernick their ambassador when he doesn’t share the opinions...

Sneaker feens: Is it the shoes? Gotta be the shoes

Sneaker feens: Is it the shoes? Gotta be the shoes

Ali Krantzler, Staff Writer

February 22, 2013

Air Jordan, Zoom Kobe VII, Lebron X and KD V are the names of National Basketball Association superstar sneakers that are sponsored by leading athletic brand Nike. Nike caters to a particular demographic: sneaker fanatics. On campus, they sport flashy shoes and title themselves “Sneaker Freaks”...