MUsawar Khan

Maternal tribute pulls in worldwide audience for UWindsor student

Call it a rap song even a mother could love.

A video by UWindsor computer science student Musawar Khan rapping his heartfelt tribute Here’s to You, Mother has received more than 150,000 views on YouTube, including daily views by his mother.

“I didn’t want to make a video that you can’t show a kid,” says Khan. “These lyrics express my own feelings and my deep appreciation for my mom.”

He wrote the song after the fall semester, when he was feeling lost and missing being near his parents.

Free barbecue brings together campus community

Saying she never passes up free food, third-year acting student Alejandra Simmons pulled her classmates to the Campus Community Barbecue, Tuesday in the quad between Dillon and Chrysler halls.

“I really appreciate the fact that there is a vegetarian option,” Simmons said as she sat on the lawn with her jumbo tofu hotdog. “It’s great—these fake meats are usually too expensive for me.”

Her friend Gracie Robbin said her lunch was “delicious”: a Mediterranean smoky sausage topped with mustard, sauerkraut, hot peppers and onions.