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  • It was on my way to the store that I was overwhelmed by the sheer number of tiny, pink and blue flags dotting the bottom half of Bascom Hill. As a college campus, it is not unusual for students to put on demonstrations to raise awareness about various causes, and the bottom half of the hill is the go-to place for them. But today, the hill was covered and vacant of people, save one girl sitting at the top with a sign pointing to her as the one to bring questions to.

    I asked, "What do the flags mean?"
    She was quick to answer, explaining the scene with a sweep. "These are the children not born today. I'll give them justice."

    There were 3,000 pink and blue flags on the hill today.
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