STORY BY JOSH DUDEN
As we settle in to the college life for either the first time, or once again, we begin to slip into the habits of everyday life. I want to begin by saying this is not a bad thing, rather I want to recognize President Gale’s column from last week as a challenge to all the students — a challenge to improve and make this campus we love better.
I am a firm believer that there is always room for improvement, and that belief will lead to many challenges and opportunities this year. We truly are a University in transition, but let’s view that as an opportunity to bring up big issues, make movements and waves and leave a legacy.
The Student Senate has a goal this year (and hopefully for years to come) to carry on a legacy where we address tough issues and combat the complacency that can so easily overtake us, just like those habits. This can begin with the Senate, but it has to end with you.
This year will be a year where diversity will come to the forefront of the discussion, where campus improvements to buildings or the Drake experience will be endorsed and hopefully reach fruition, and where we can rally together to make such changes happen.
This is a broad challenge, but I promise that it isn’t impossible. So, wherever I challenge others, I want to also make a few promises to you as a leader on campus and as a fellow student. The Senate will always be here to listen to your problems and concerns, and I will always be available to help you with anything you need. I promise that I won’t give up on making positive changes for everyone here. We are a team with a project at hand as President Gale explained last week, and we can do this.
Nothing is impossible, and it is our turn to prove that. Bulldogs, brace yourselves, it is going to be an amazing year.