It appeared as if the Eastern Michigan University's Student Center was welcoming an influx of new female Muslim students Tuesday night, each with their own brightly colored headscarf, or hijab.
In actuality, this was the discussion portion of Hijab Day, a daylong event put together by EMU's Women's Resource Center in conjunction with the Muslim Student Association, where a number of non-Muslim ladies don the scarf. Among these ladies was yours truly, along with the lovely Christine "Crass" Denewith, better known as your Eastern Echo comics editor.
I chose to wear one of my own scarves, a seafoam green silk scarf covered in little white bows. After securing it over my uncontrollable locks (which, trust me, is no simple task), I was off to my first class, a guitar studio class. And, of course, I'm the only female.