Yesterday, one of things that we talked about in class was raising awareness of homelessness in the Clemson community. To be honest, I have never seen a homeless person in Clemson- and I’ve been here for four years. Dr. David Novak said that if the Clemson Police Department wouldn’t mind, he would have a few of my classmates pretend to be homeless and sit outside Sikes Hall. For those of you who don’t know, Sikes Hall sits on the side of a major road that runs through Clemson University’s campus.
As I visualized this scenario in my head, I tried to think of what thoughts would run thr0ugh my mind if I saw a group of homeless students sitting on the side of the road in Clemson. It definitely would raise my awareness of homelessness. It would also remind me that other issues occur outside of this euphoric bubble that I’ve been living in for the past four years. As a college student, I’m most worried about my next graded paper, how much time I have to squeeze in a relaxing run, and what bars my friends are going to on Friday nights. This capstone class has started to open my eyes to bigger, worldly issues- and I like it.