Hello PAX Readers!
I hope you all have had relaxing and fun-filled winter breaks thus far. As break progresses further and further along I’ve often times caught myself reflecting on this past semester, as I’m sure many of you all have too. One thing in particular that I’ve come to realize upon my reflection of not only this recent semester but also in creating this edition of PAX, is the importance of education in our world. I consider myself so blessed to have the opportunity to attend Spring Hill College, as it has provided me with more knowledge and possibility than I could have ever asked for. I don’t believe that many young people today fully grasp the notion that education is more than just reading, writing, and arithmetic. It helps to develop your perspective on the world around you and pushes you to think both creatively and conceptually about many different subjects. Education is one of the most crucial investments a country can make in its people and its future. With education, poverty and inequality can be eliminated. It is truly a building block for a progressive future and I am here to ask you PAX readers, to take full advantage of it. I am asking you to strive for knowledge, strive for a better future, and ultimately a better you.
I hope you enjoy this edition of PAX, and that the submissions allow you to see how education specifically provided by Spring Hill College, can help spread awareness to social justice. Also, many thanks to Dr. Jamie-Franco Zamudio for all of her help with this issue!