Dear Wheaton Community:
The end of the semester is finally upon us. Soon (if not already) we will be burying ourselves in books at Buswell, reading over that same paragraph thirty times, and trying to memorize concepts and vocabulary that we’ll forget next semester. Some of us are very excited about the thought of returning home, sleeping in our own beds, watching Netflix, and spending time with loved ones during the holiday season.
For others, returning home means dealing with more stress-inducing conversations about what will happen once President-elect Trump takes office. Some of us worry about the effects of “law and order” and policing in vulnerable communities or about what will be our family’s next steps if deported in the coming year, as we watch story after story about hate crimes targeted at our own communities. Read More