STORY BY: Tionna Taite

A Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Tionna Taite

“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” —Muhammad Ali

We have the power to enact change. Change is defined as something that produces a different position, course, or direction. During the fall 2020 semester, I felt it was important for this magazine issue of MOSAIC to focus on change occurring in our community, state, and country. The simple fact is that change is happening all around us.

This semester has certainly been a “new normal” for a lot of students. From online classes and virtual events, students have anxiously watched as our world shifted starting this past March. Despite the challenges that the pandemic has brought, students have still managed to be leaders in their community and advocate for change.

During the past months, many students have been looking for ways to become more involved in society. Students shared the importance of voting during this year’s election to ensure minority and historically oppressed groups were represented at the polls. In the fall, there was a lot more of an emphasis on voting this year and standing up for what is right. The Black Lives Matter march led by the athletics department is one of the many on-campus demonstrations that I have seen where students strived to be leaders and advocates for human rights and equity.

I hope this issue of MOSAIC magazine will inspire you to use your voice to enact change because “A Change Would Do You Good”.