For our orientation issue, we’d like to present you with some Blinks: small anecdotes from our staff members. This time around, we’re looking back to our most memorable NSOP experiences in honor of the end of everyone’s favorite week of the year....
By Ana Espinoza, Parth Chhabra, Madeline King, Arminda Downey-Mavromatis, Justin Cheng, Ella Koscher, Daniela Apodaca, and Rébecca Ausseil
In this week’s edition of Blinks, our staffers reflect on recent moments of resistance, from marches to hunger strikes.
My fellow classmates and I stand shivering on the remnants of Seneca Village, a 19th-century African-American settlement that was destroyed in the process of building Central Park. Our professor leads us to a tree. There, scattered around the roots, in the dirt, mixed with soda-can tops, beer caps, and ballpoint-pen corpses, sits a small fragment of ceramic pottery. Gleaming in the sun: a piece of Seneca Village....