Spring 2013 Edition

Tuesday, August 26th, 2014

Hello PAX Readers,

Welcome to the second edition of PAX.  I hope you're able to enjoy this issue in the calmness of post-exams as you get ready to enjoy the summer. I'm so happy about this issue because it comes at a time when we all need to remember how important it is to support each other.  Spring Hill is a small community, but it's a strong one too and recent events have solidified that for me.  The initial reaction to the Boston Bombings was devastation and panic, but quickly we all began to realize that not only were there good people left, but there are a lot more compassionate and kind people then there are terrorists and that is comforting.  It was amazing to witness on the news how small gestures like a hug or a blanket can make a huge impact on people who are suffering or scared.  Then, soon after the Boston tragedy, a student at Spring Hill received the terrible news that her older sister had been hit by a car and was seriously injured in the accident.  Support for the student and her family has been tremendous, from donations to prayers to wearing heels in solidarity, from people in the Spring Hill community and around the world.  There is always some way for us to help each other in the midst of crisis and chaos.  I think Spring Hill students will always choose to be an outlet of support in the lives of others and that's a pretty sweet legacy to leave behind.

Finally, keep in mind what Patton Oswalt said after the Boston bombings, "So when you spot violence, or bigotry, or intolerance or fear or just garden-variety misogyny, hatred or ignorance, just look it in the eye and think, 'The good outnumber you, and we always will.'"

Thank you to Dr. Jamie Franco Zamudio and Professor Wanda Sullivan for their help in creating this issue.

Aislinn Shevlin, editor