From everything I have learned in the past week, what is clearest is that no matter how you feel about Bicentennial Day, we all love Colby and want the very best for our community. I have also learned that even when you only have the best intentions, good faith and love, misunderstanding and hurt can still occur.
Today, with more passion and dedication than I have ever felt, I want to talk about a major civil rights issue of our generation: education equity.
Maybe I am just in a senior funk (I definitely am), but I have come to realize there is some other stuff going on. The energy we have as a community feels different than it was my sophomore and junior years.
Here at Colby, between midterms, sports, clubs and all our other commitments, it can be hard to recognize just how unique we are. Despite our socioeconomic backgrounds or our race, we are all at college: we “made it.”