As all pet owners know, our pets are the greatest part of our day, and they make coming home from work or school so much better. But, since everyone is social distancing and staying at home, we get to be around them and play with them all day long. The Wesleyan community has a variety of pets, ranging from Director of Christian Life Greg Lisson’s sweet dog, Sam, to High School English Teacher Katie Wischerth’s handsome kitty, Ernie. But the question is, what have these wonderful creatures been up to during quarantine? I asked many Wesleyan students and faculty to tell me a little bit about what their beloved companions have been up to during this time. Here is what they said:
Dear Wesleyan Community,
How do you find your voice? Rather, have you found your voice? Do you take pride in speaking loudly for others, or do you lead silently by example? When you feel so defeated, so beaten down, where do you find the strength to speak up? Do you advocate for things you’re passionate about, or do you wait in silence for the pieces to fall into place? Growing up in a large public school with a class of over 900 students, I had to find my voice very quickly. I had to learn at a young age to speak up for the passions that I felt strongly about and to protect my peers that didn’t feel like they had a voice to speak up for themselves. So, here I am. This is what has made me the person that I am today.
Coming to Wesleyan as a freshman, I had to learn to tone my voice down. At a school with so few people, I haven’t had to substitute myself in for others. Everyone at Wesleyan has a voice, and I’ve found through my three years here that everyone uses theirs. Whether it be through writing and producing the Green and Gold, cheering loudly for the football team on Friday nights or standing up in front of my classmates and singing on Thursdays in chapel, I have found many unique ways to use my voice at Wesleyan. These ways are immensely different than any that I would have been able to accomplish where I was. Although I do miss the voices and faces of my friends from the past, I am pleased to recognize the voices of where I am now. As co-editor-in-chief of the Green and Gold this year, it is essential for me to present you the information of the world through the voices of the students that work diligently to produce the newspaper. From controversial world news, to the happenings on campus and the gripping features on seniors and students, I hope that reading each issue of the Green and Gold brings you joy, knowing that it was produced with dedication and passion. Thank you for contributing to the Green and Gold by offering your time and eyes to read it.
Anna Grace Bowling, Co-Editor-in-Chief
The Lady Wolves’ softball team has started off the year undefeated. They have risen to the top and are determined to stay there. They just can’t be beat and are preparing every day to return to Columbus again for gold. They have a new Junior Varsity team as well as their 2017- 2018 state championship winning Varsity team.
When asked about the exciting addition, head coach Mary Stephenson said, “I love it, it’s fantastic! I think it’s great for our program, and I am very proud of it. It’s good to provide developmental opportunities for players at different places with their experience level. I also believe that it helps support the long-term future of our team.” Keep Reading
As the 2018-2019 school year comes to an end, we reminisce on the events, competitions, holidays and people which have been beneficial to shaping our character as well as influential to the school. Seniors are saying their goodbyes to the people and place they have resided in and others are saying a farewell to next year. Keep Reading
Dear Sophie, Quinn, Alayna, Melany and Kat:
Teaching you has been a true blessing. I am grateful to you all for your endless encouragement. We were new to the high school together and have, in many ways, shared the experience. You have cheered me on in life’s joyous moments and provided comfort in its tragedies.