Letter to the Editor:
Let’s hear the hawk
To the Editor:
Adapting to college life can be quite difficult to accept at times, especially for recent high school graduates who are going through many transitional roles.
By implementing native based rituals into special events, a sense of purpose that will drive success will be provided.
The hawk cry broadcast over the loud speaker is an excellent way to get in tune with our emotions that will drive us towards feelings of improvement and independence.
Before each football game souvenirs of hawk necklaces could be given out to a select number of students, whether it is academically based, birthday or a special event.
When I look or think about a hawk there are several words that come to mind: fierce, bold, protective, unique, determined and stern. All of these words are distinct and a great way to represent the university.
A survey could be presented to students who would be in interested in researching their history linked to native customs and traditions. A team could then be assigned to designate team members that would perform some type of re-enactment that would promote positive themes to support the school.