Yeah, this one is, ironically, for you, freshman—but it’s also for me too. Just don’t spend too long thinking about yourself while reading it. Between goodbye hugs from your parents and helping your roommate sneak a thirty rack into your dorm room, this is it.
“I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me. I am invisible, understand, simply because people refuse to see me...[I]t is as though I have been surrounded by mirrors of hard, distorting glass.
For decades, America has been content to manage the effects of poverty-driven destruction. Year after year, the government puts food in hungry mouths and builds roofs over shivering bodies. But no amount of government spending can waken the energy that lies dormant in the crushed spirit of the forgotten man. The cycle of poverty is reversed only when the destitute discover genuine hope to become productive members of society.
Rumors and speculation that the University of Alabama at Birmingham is considering ending its football program began swirling last week. There is concern that the new head coach, Bill Clark, has not received a contract extension beyond 2016, which makes many Blazer supporters nervous that UAB's 26th season may be its last.
Traveling upsets the status quo of everyday life and forces us to think and behave differently. It forces us to learn.