Sister John Says: “Let’s find our respect, our excellence.”


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Sr. John Michele Southwick, I.H.M., Special Contributor to The Wood Word

I am hearing stories around campus of increased violence against property. I find that hard to believe since our students do have a deep respect for our campus and what it stands for. I also find it hard to believe that other students would allow this to happen. Our students have always been proud of Marywood’s campus and the beauty and cleanliness of it. It would seem that students would step up to the plate and stop those who would even think of harming it.

Then, there is the monetary end of it. When something is damaged, someone needs to pay for it! Where does that money come from? It comes from the students! It comes from each student, whether they have done the damage or not. Plus, who wants to look at holes in the walls, or broken windows, or broken door locks?  Every day we have potential students touring the campus.  Would you come here if you saw those things?

Let’s find our respect, our excellence, because if we don’t stand for something, we will fall for anything.