On Monday, May 2, students gathered around television sets in common rooms and residents’ apartments to witness history. Osama bin Laden, long-time head of al-Qaeda, was killed by US military forces. Students on college campuses everywhere paraded in the streets, waving American flags and celebrating the death of the man who was behind the 9/11 attacks of 2001. Students at Deerfield have remained low key in their reactions. Except for a few feeble rounds of “USA, USA, USA” in the dining hall, the event was largely overlooked. While it is important to remain respectful in our reaction to current events, it is imperative that we, as Deerfield students, take notice of the changes in the world around us.
Bin Laden Dead: No Discussion?
May 26, 2011