“These are issues that are actually happening in the world right now, and not a lot of people talk about them, and that’s something that should change,” said sophomore Naomy Lelis, who has been working on the “race” room this year.
“This is an event the student body does not want to miss,” said Jack Camoratto, a member of the planning committee.
“College is supposed to be such a special and flourishing time for students,” said senior Amy Grundlegor, “but before anything, it’s supposed to be safe place to grow – and that’s obviously not the case this year.”
Many of the students who went on the trip said the beautiful views made the long days, heavy baggage and freezing temperatures all worthwhile.
National Geographic collaborated with the University of Miami Nov. 9 and 10, conducting an interactive two-day program with the goal of igniting a passion for imagination and scientific exploration within college students.
For the first time, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times are available to all University of Miami faculty, staff and students through a free digital subscription.
Zeif recounted the sound of gunshots rattling through the hallways, which sent students scattering to nearby classrooms.