Flags risen in celebration
FLAGS RISE: In order to demonstrate the colleges diversity flags are raised.
Students may notice something different around campus this semester; flags flying on every pole representing various countries.
So, what’s up with the flags?
“The flags are… a combination of celebrating the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff, the inauguration (science complex on Jan 19) and also the 50th anniversary of Miami Dade College,” said Cristina Mateo, Dean for Administration.
With as many as 167 countries represented at Miami Dade College, students are bound to get a cultural experience.
Omotola Shorunke, 18, a business major at the North Campus says that he really appreciates the diversity MDC has to offer.
“I’m originally from Nigeria,” Shorunke said. “And I think that MDC provides a cultural experience that benefits the student body.”
Added Hira Shabbir, an 18-year-old biology major of Pakistani descent: “I think it’s important for any college campus to have a diverse student body. This way, students can learn about other cultures of the world and broaden their ideas and opinions.”
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