Word on the Street

How do you feel about NFL football players kneeling during the National Anthem?

image_6483441-3Honestly, I really don’t think it’s that big of an issue, because it’s their First Amendment right to say what they want to say. I do think the flag stands for our rights and the people who fought for those rights.”

Racheal Klein – Music Education, Sophomore, Lubbock


image_6483441-2Well actually, I feel like the players have their own rights. But the way Donald Trump is treating other people, it is affecting other people and the players too. They’re defending themselves against Donald Trump.”

Manuel Martinez – Business Administration, Freshman, Levelland


IMG_0123Honestly, I feel like it’s a big disrespect to me. I grew up in a military family, so it hurts.”

Trace Riol – Diesel Mechanics, Freshman, Levelland



IMG_0113For me, it’s more about the soldiers. When you know one or are personally related to one, you understand, but you want respect.”

Cecilia Gerrero –  General Studies, Freshman, Levelland


IMG_0120I think it could go both ways. I have family that have served and could see why they would be offended. However, I also think that they are doing it in a non-violent way. But they could have gone a different way about it.”

Nadien SanchezPerformance and Education, Freshman, Levelland


IMG_0108I have mixed feelings about it. One, you have your right to protest, which is OK. But the other half of me thinks it’s disrespecting our flag and country.”

Nev RiosBiology, Sophomore, Shallowater

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