We Need to Make Change: Unite in Support of Olympics “Moment of Silence”
May 1, 2012
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Emile Durkheim, known as the father of sociology, once said, “For if… society lacks the unity based upon the commitment of men’s wills to a common objective, then it is no more than a pile of sand that the least jolt or the slightest puff will suffice to scatter.”
We at the Catholic University have united in many different efforts this year. We have rallied for more 24-hour student space and we got it, we have come together to complete 352,627 hours of community service and we have surpassed our goals. When we, as a community, join together to reach a common goal, we achieve it. We work hard, we work together and we work for something good.
As we reach the end of the semester, a time full of writing papers, getting ready for finals and packing for summer, we need not forget everything that we can do as a community. There is so much that can be accomplished when we work together.
Now, the year is coming to a close and we are about to embark on a few months to ourselves. A few months to make some money, make an addition to our resume, forget about schoolwork and have fun. But we will also have a few months to unite to achieve another common goal: The Moment of Silence Initiative.
It is our duty as members of the Catholic University of America community to support and stand behind the initiative that began at CUA and will end at the 2012 Olympic Games.
We need to join together and fight for this moment of silence. We need to honor those who were lost at a place meant to represent peace and unity between all countries.
Our University is going to the next Olympics, our classmates and friends will be representing us as they process in with the rest of the participants. This achievement is a result of our collaborative efforts as a University community.
It took a strong community to promote the petition on Change.org that may make this moment of silence possible. It is up to us and to colleges and universities around the world to keep this petition going. We need to stand together as a community and make sure that this petition gets passed.
As members of the Catholic University of America, we have to stand behind our classmates and support them in this initiative. We have to honor the lost Olympians and we have to make sure that this petition is not overlooked.
We are the next generation and it is up to us to make this change.