On our first day of class, we went around and did the usual introductions: name, major, and why we were taking LIT 377 Shakespeare. Many of my fellow students said they put off taking the class until their very last semester.
I read with interest Mitesh Rai’s opinion piece (“Charlottesville on my mind”) in the September 2017 issue of The Metropolitan. I agree with Rai that the events in Charlottesville on August 11 – 12 were tragic and represented a significant step backward as a nation.
Surreal. That’s the only word I can find to describe my emotions that day. It’s one thing if you see a disaster hit somewhere else and you think, “Oh, those poor people”.
The list of issues that affect our day-to-day lives goes on and on: body cameras on police officers; well-maintained roads; bike lanes; fair and affordable housing; property taxes; parks and libraries; garbage collection; good schools; and the fight over the $15 minimum wage.