Our Voice: College, more than a degree

The Editorial Staff

Georgia College students are part of the Milledgeville community. The issue of whether the student body chooses to acknowledge that or ignore that fact is something that has been a topic of much debate.

GC students have taken great strides in the past few years to engage the student body in community events such as First Fridays, voting in local elections and being active participants in the community.

Believe it or not, Deep Roots is not the only opportunity to be a part of the community. The GIVE Center, something unique to our culture here at GC, offers multiple ways for students to actively engage in their community.

Part of the higher education experience is all about molding yourself into the person you are meant to be. Becoming an informed citizen and learning to engage in public issues and the community you live in plays a huge role in that process.

For instance, the Milledgeville City Council is currently dealing with the repercussions of the alleged misconduct of City Manager Barry Jarrett. Jarrett is accused of transferring five million dollars in city funds from Century Bank and Trust in an act of retaliation against Chat Daniel, president of the bank from an op-ed that ran in the Union Recorder. Did you know that?

The college experience goes beyond what you learn inside a classroom or relationships you cultivate with peers.

Whether we were born here or are just passing through during our four-year journey to the real world, we are a part of this community.

As students, we often like to stick to what we know instead of branching away from our niche.

However, becoming well-rounded, educated and informed members of society is one of the main reasons we decided to attend college and come to Milledgeville (even if we didn’t realize it as a senior in high school).

If we don’t take the time to understand the world around us, can we say our time at GC is time well spent?

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