In 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest have made humans struggle heartily. Yet, we continue to persevere through hardships and anguish. Everyone has had to adapt and change their way of life to accommodate with the undulating times that we live in.
The Circuit is no different. Last year, I served as the sports editor, delivering coverage on all of your favorite athletes and sports teams. This year, I am your managing editor, overseeing the entirety of the newspaper. With this influence, I did not want to sit on the sidelines. I want to make a change, especially on this campus that I deeply love.
I saw the civil unrest that has taken hold in our country as protests occurred through our nation due the tragic death of George Floyd. I thought to myself, ‘How can I as a straight, white male become an ally to those most discriminated?’
Fellow Raven, Will Alexander and I had many discussions this summer on how our staff can
become an ally. Together, we formulated a response to become a more inclusive place for African-American, Latino and Asian students through The Circuit’s platform.
This year, The Circuit will be dedicating a page each edition titled, “The Inclusive Exclusive”
that will highlight the diverse cultures that make Benedictine College a unique place to learn.
Important features along with culture stories of delicious recipes will help readers connect and learn about one another. It is important to hear and learn from people that are often
left unheard to gain a better perspective and grow as loving human beings.
Holocaust survivor, author and Nobel Prize winner, Elie Wiesel said in his 1986 acceptance speech, “Action is the only remedy to indifference: the most insidious danger of all.”
Action is the only thing you can do to alleviate hatred. This is The Circuit’s response to make Benedictine College a more inclusive place utilizing fair, well-written and accurate journalism.