As I begin my senior year of college, thoughts of nostalgia and opportunity crowd my mind. I wonder, “What are other students taking away? Are they taking ownership of their educational experience?”
After years of “practice” in the classroom, studying abroad in Peru has allowed me to use Spanish in a practical, complex environment.
Generation Y. Millenials. iGeneration. Apathetic. All of these terms have been used to describe people my age. We have survived Y2K, observed the changes of our post-9/11 world, used technology in ways that older generations only dreamed of and have achieved the reputation of being political…
It’s that time of year again. Black History Month -- when schools across America adorn their hallways with African-American icons and Civil Rights champions. When classrooms discuss Martin Luther King’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech and appreciate the courage of Rosa Parks and others.
I have lived a privileged life. I am reminded time and again of how fortunate I am to have my basic needs met, the opportunity to pursue higher education, and a network of people to support me.
People say that voting is a right, a privilege or a responsibility. I believe the act of voting encompasses all three of these ideas and more. Voting is at the heart of our political process. I hope you are able to vote, are registered and ready to get to the polls.
Briana Petty of Valparaiso is a junior at Indiana University in Bloomington.
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