From the Editor’s Desk

April 19, 2013

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Welcome to the spring 2013 edition of Highlander, GHC’s online quarterly magazine.  As we near graduation, we believe that featuring our students who have succeeded and excelled, often faced with extraordinary challenges, are fitting subjects to celebrate.  Watch the video featuring the four Coca-Cola All-American Team scholarship winners.  Read the story about a very special student and athlete who first encountered GHC when he came to campus as a National Youth Sports Program camper as a child.  Read a compelling “Counterweights” column on violence in America, debated and discussed by Angela Wheelus, counselor in Student Support Services, and Dr. Rob Page, dean of Social Sciences.  Their thoughts are reasoned and factual, and will provide food for thought no matter what ideology you hold.

 

Assistant Professor of English Jesse Bishop leads you through a thorough a passionate review of his favorite book of poetry, Donkey Gospel by Tony Hoagland, which coincides with National Poetry month.

 

Finally, you’ll enjoy a unique and very special story on the Civil Rights efforts that took place 50 years ago in Rome, written by Rose Esserman Levin, a native Roman who not only lived here in the 1960s, but participated in the efforts of some in the white community to seek equality for African-Americans.

 

As always, we invite you to participate in our discussions or to write a letter to the editor.  You will be able to participate in the conversations below “Counterweights” and the Civil Rights articles, and you can email a letter to the editor at this address: ddavis@highlands.edu.

 

I hope you enjoy this issue as much as all the contributors have enjoyed writing it.

 

Dana Davis

Editor

 

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