The Daily Gamecock

Sept. 11 attacks deserve mention in print

When I picked up The Daily Gamecock Wednesday, I was intrigued by the cover story about the history of desegregation at USC. Making my way through the paper, I got to the final story and realized: there was absolutely no mention of Sept. 11, 2001 within any of the articles or stories.

While I respect that Sept. 11, 2013 marks a different type of recognition in Carolina’s history (50 years of desegregation on campus), I question the decision to not include a single image, storyline or memorandum in reference to an important day in America’s history.

I would like to take a moment to think of those who were lost during the Sept. 11 attacks; a moment for the families and friends of the victims. I would like to take a moment to reflect on our country that was forever changed by the tragic events that occurred that day. In addition, I would like to thank all of the individuals that acted as heroes on Sept. 11 and thank all of the individuals that have acted like heroes every day since.

A total of 2,977 lives were lost that day, and thousands more lives were changed forever. The least we can do is write about them in our daily paper.