The new windscreen

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.

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