Charlene Sorensen, acting dean of the U of S library, said in a prepared statement that the pilot project aims to “uplift Indigenous voices and perspectives and facilitate deeper cultural understanding at our university.” Knight’s said she plans to mentor students and work with them to create a song or spoken-word piece by the end of her six-week term.
In the Northern Hemisphere, the December solstice is the year’s day of least sunlight, when the sun takes its lowest, shortest path across the sky. North of the Arctic Circle, it is the midpoint of the period of darkness, when even twilight doesn’t reach the horizon.
2016 was a rough year. After Nov. 8, it became almost unlivable. In my case, a sustained state of anxiety and depression erupted occasionally into nausea and panic. Behaviors buried since the Bush era made their reappearance, and I even did some brand-new things, like physically threaten someone who called me a faggot.