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  • I was walking to class early one morning and I looked up at the clock-tower at Tillman Hall. I realized how much of my life revolved around that clock tower. For anyone who has not been to Clemson University the clock tower is the highest point on campus and a symbol of Clemson University. Not only can you see the clock tower for anywhere on campus, so you can use as a landmark to get around if you are unfamiliar with the area, but you also see it everywhere on t-shirts, books, pictures, and commercials. My freshman orientation was there, its bells playing Harry Potter or Jurassic Park would always put a smile on my face, and it became a symbol of controversy.

    During my time at Clemson it was a constant hub of activity for me. Whether I had classes or needed to do something for my job. It also become a symbol of oppression and a secret history that people didn't like to talk about. But in the end I believe that it can be symbol for unification. I don't believe I am the only who has come to realize what a central figure that clock tower would be in their life. And while the history of Clemson can sometimes be divisive, with the proper steps I believe that we can become united in the shadow of that clock tower.
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