It is safe to say that every student who comes to MCTC is here to realize a dream. Every year hopeful students sign up and take classes to bring positive changes in their life. While MCTC offers a diverse and varied curriculum, not enough students are taking math intensive courses.
I find it interesting that we finally have an African-American president in office and 2012 is right around the corner. Many have heard that the Mayan calender ends on about December 21, 2012. Some think because it’s the end of the Mayan calender, that it will be the end of days.
Perhaps I lack perspective, however the inauguration seems horribly unimportant. Yes, I recognize the unifying importance of electing an African-American President. Nonetheless, I recognize that President Obama has not done anything concrete yet. I confidently voted Obama, as did many of you, but I find myself with unanswered questions.
Race does not exist; it is a social construct used far too often in today’s media and other forms of culture. The idea that the pigmentation of my own or your skin should be considered as a contributing factor in the quantification of who we are is merely a fabrication of society perpetuated by culture.
An open letter about President Barack Obama’s Inauguration
A poem by an MCTC student
Goodbye, President Bush
Even though my country of origin isn’t this country, I am an American citizen and consider the great importance of this day a tremendous feat for this nation. Fifty years down the road, when the future historians are interviewing our generation to find out what it was like to witness one of the most fantastic imprints of history, I’m sure we will remember this event as if it had occurred yesterday.
Is the GLBTA community merely tolerated, or genuinely accepted at MCTC?
Have you ever been in a situation where you knew someone or a group did not like you for any particular reason? Perhaps they even put on a public smile for you while the unwelcome vibe filled the air like a humid summer’s day that offered no breeze of relief.
The popular book The Road Less Traveled (1978) by psychiatrist Scott Peck begins with the words, “Life is difficult.” When I first read Peck’s book, I never imagined just how difficult my own life was about to become. There have been times in my unplanned journey through life I wanted to prematurely reach my final destination, the last stage of life, death.