Movement at UNE
I am an undergraduate student at the University of New England Biddeford Maine campus. I absolutely love it here, but if I could change one thing it would definitely be to increase the number of colored students at the school. Now that might not be a “social habit” but with the university being 88% white and 12% black (roughly), according to a student in my class, I feel as though it could be useful and beneficial to the university and the students who attend like myself if they tried to even the demography numbers. I currently play on the club hockey team and have an extremely strong tie with the captains and coaches of the team. Those are my strong ties on the team because multiple times during the season I was texted one hour before leaving for a big game if I could drop everything and come load my truck up to drive our bags to the game. Hypothetically speaking if I were to utilize those ties I would do so by seeing if we could convince or even recruit more colored people for our team. Currently speaking our team is composed of all white players, coaches, staff, and even the person who cleans the ice and rink is white. With that being said I can not remember a time where I have even seen a person of color in the rink let alone play against them; but during the season you will see the occasional colored fan or player for an opposing team. My plan would be to utilize my strong ties and get more colored people playing and watching our team. I would only promote social habits that are encouraging or nice nothing mean or upsetting.