Humanities Moments

Humanities Moments

We’ve all had “humanities moments” — when our lives were made richer, more poignant, and meaningful because of the insights the humanities provide.

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by Jordan, 21, Student
Site in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina
In one of my English classes, we are currently reading through Beyond Katrina by Natasha Trethewey. I was very young when the storm hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I live far enough away, in Texas, to where no one I knew was affected. After the events of Hurricane Harvey though, I saw so many of my friends go through hard times. So many of their houses were destroyed and all they could do was watch and wait for news from their families. Reading books like Beyond Katrina have helped me to understand the destruction a natural…

by Stephen Garrett, 21, Student
Taking an art class, I incorporated my love for the sport I do into my work. This is a white charcoal on black paper of my friends and me at the Yale Invitational putting our legs up on the wall after a hard night of racing. Translating moments like these into art allows for a special remembrance of the events which is nice for everyone to look back on what they've done.

The humanities gave an opportunity for friends to record a moment in history together. A photo exists of the moment, but after taking the time to draw this out over a few…
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