This article was written by Cheryl Sherlock, NCCC student and newly inducted PTK member. While not officially a member of the Journalism Club, Ms. Sherlock wrote this piece after attending NCCC student Anna Sypnieweki’s recent lecture on Auschwitz. Gloss is honored to publish her contribution below. – Editors
On Wednesday, April 1, 2015, Anna Sypniewski, an NCCC student, presented a lecture about Auschwitz-Birkenau, the German Nazi Concentration and Extermination Camp, located in Poland. Introduced by Professor Todd Bryda, Miss Sypniewski’s topic addressed her 2013 visit to Auschwitz and the profound effect that visit had had upon her.
A wise man once told me “everything is gonna be all right;”
Momma, just hold me; do you think he could see our strife?
Many of troubles here now were also present in his life, before and after-
But it seems as if some now are different, or at least faster-
So do we need to find quicker or maybe heavier solutions?
One thing is certain that they have not been solved by any prior revolutions.
Does that simply mean that we are obliged to ignite a new one? Or ramp up the current quiet scene? Or both? How come
It seems like there are so many who are not content with the general state of things,
But are cool with inaction, as if it’s their thing to whine and even sing
About how horrid current conditions are outside,
But have zero drive to actually do anything to effect change in the tide-
If that’s their or your movie, god bless you and good luck with that
At best, it’ll get you more of the same, which does not satisfy at
All the intensifying flame in my gut. No point in recapturing failure from the past.
I am pursing the new, not looking to get any of the old back.