Following The Light of The Sun, We Left The Old World
Christopher Columbus was an explorer, a colonizer and a navigator. He completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean leading to the general European awareness of the American continents in the western hemisphere. The results of his voyages and efforts to establish permanent settlements initiated the process of Spanish colonization foreshadowing the general European colonization of the “New World.”
Jared Peraner is a student, an engineer, a role model, a brother and friend to all. He completes voyages across the Merrimack River daily leading to the general student body awareness of his presence on North Campus. The results of his daily voyages and efforts to establish a strong presence in the Plastics Department have initiated continuous progress for the student body as a whole as they learn, develop and prepare for the “Real World.”
As you can see Chris and I have a lot in common, we’ve made several voyages across bodies of water, and have had substantial impacts on our separate communities. So in a sense, I’m enjoying this long weekend because of all my hard work and effort. So should it not be called Peraner Day weekend? Or even Peraner-Columbus Day weekend, OR EVEN Columbus-Peraner Day Weekend (respecting the order of the alphabet).
How about we all just enjoy this long weekend, especially all you engineers out there who work so hard day in and day out.
“By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.”-Christopher Columbus