"I mean, I feel like we were really lucky here. And really safe. And we weren’t afraid. I remember later, when I lived in DC, and you know, Reagan was president, and feeing afraid. But I didn’t feel afraid here. I felt safe.
Although I think that when I was a senior and I no longer had an upperclassmen to look up to I felt kind of scared. But, not scared, but like “where are the people who I’ve always leaned on, now I’m supposed to be the person, and I’m not sure I can cope with that,” but you know, you do. And it was okay."
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