The other day, I went on a road trip. Not too far, just a couple of hours across a stretch of the vast
east-west expanse we call
Pennsylvania, a journey from the burbs north of Philly to Hershey, where
my students, journalism majors at Bucks County Community College, would
attend a luncheon to receive the awards they’d won, in a statewide
competition, for their work on the college newspaper. On the drive, I
got a chance to catch up with a student I hadn’t seen in a few months,
one who had transferred recently to Temple University.