- Roxanne Hoch ’15
- Hometown: Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
- Major: International Studies
While taking Elementary Chinese, I had the opportunity to practice traditional Chinese calligraphy. This was my absolute favorite part of class because it shows that there is not only a difference in the way words are written (characters versus letters), but also a difference in the method of how the language is written. Calligraphy is a traditional part of Chinese history and culture, and being able to practice it myself made me respect that aspect of the Chinese culture even more. It is no easy feat to write using a calligraphy brush!
Robert Roche- 2005
Robert Roche of the American Indian Education Center came to Mount to help recognize Native American Heritage Month.
On November 15, 2005 our office recognized Native American Heritage Month by bringing Mr. Robert Roche of the American Indian Education Center out of Cleveland, Ohio to speak. Mr. Roche showed a video and talked about Chief Wahoo and the different stereotypes and struggles surrounding Native Americans currently.
Additionally he thoroughly informed our community on some of the practices that has been exercised to eliminate Indian mascots from professional sports since their caricatures tend to degrade and humiliate Native Americans and create distorted and inaccurate portrayals of their race. Thus his visit helped enlighten our students on some of the dangers and politics that has devastated Native Americans and will continue to damage their image, whereby at the same time negatively affecting the mindset of millions of people around the world.
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