Catie McDonald ’20 Calls for Unity Amidst Coronavirus Tensions
Senior Catie McDonald ‘20 was featured in the Colorado Springs Independent, calling for unity amidst the Coronavirus outbreak. She reached out to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) after the magazine used an undated photo of this year’s annual champagne shower in an article commenting on young people’s negligence regarding Coronavirus precautions (WSJ has since removed the photo).
As Catie explains, “I am not an anomaly — I know my friends and fellow classmates, including those in the Wall Street Journal photo, are navigating this just as seriously as I am. Which is why the headline was shockingly misleading…This photo was taken March 11, before social distancing guidelines were in place, let alone even trending in the press. We were not actively “defying” these rules; we were living in a moment which stood for so many un-lived moments.”
Catie closed with a call for compassion, “If any light can emerge out of this darkness that is a global pandemic, it should be unity, solidarity, and connection predicated upon similarities, not differences.”
Thank you Catie. Read the full article here.
- 25th March 2020 -
- Posted by Jill in General