The new windscreen surrounding the tennis courts is great, but let’s be really clear about why: It’s by far the most prominent display of a collective identity at Fredonia.
Without a shared identity on a college campus, things like this happen:
Or bizarre things happen:
Or violent things:
Tensions on American campuses are high right now, Fredonia included, and we’ll need to have difficult conversations as we seek Truth together. A great way to widen the space for those conversations is by fostering a collective identity. It may sound trivial, but school spirit is more vital now than it’s ever been.
Athletics creates school spirit.
That is, if the campus embraces it.