Earthquake

Students need to take a look at the world on a larger scale

The first time I ever heard of Haiti was back in 2008 in Mr. JP Jarcyzk’s Gospels in Actions class.

As part of the curriculum we read Tracy Kidder’s “Mountain Beyond Mountains,” which highlighted the poverty and economic inequality of Haiti.

It discussed the work of Dr. Paul Farmer, who was trying to give Haitians basic medical supplies to improve their quality of life.

As the earth stops shaking, relief efforts begin

For the last several weeks eight people stood abreast with the The Crown of Thorns statue in the Brophy Mall.

Eight faces, some half-hidden by bandages, stared from glossy pictures with tired and tearful eyes and hungry mouths.

Since Jan. 28, many students, parents and faculty members volunteered in one hour shifts to stand in solidarity with these and all the people of Haiti after the earthquake on Jan. 12.