Throughout the last four years in college, my peers and I have expended great effort and focus in our academic pursuits. All because we had our eyes set on the moments that should lie just ahead of the spring of our senior year.
Every day at Stony Brook, each and every one of us is bombarded by signage: “Far Beyond.” The message from the university to its student body: If you strive for success, Stony Brook will propel you towards it. The university has fallen short on their end of the bargain.
I believe none of us are innocent of complacency. Considering this, I challenge us, the student community, to adjust ourselves to at least be aware of the ways we are gambling with our longevity and continued existence.