I spend my first day driving through the northern part of the state and come across this tucked away college town. The university, set behind two towering Coconut Palms, was barely visible through the oversized swaying palm fronds and the forget-me-not blue sky featuring an occasional cottony cloud drifting lazily on its own.
A clock chimes twelve times just as I close the car door. How fun would it be to chat with some the students and get their point of view of campus life? The things we must do to keep our blogs interesting. Right? So I approach this small group of students sitting in the shade on the front lawn.
Within a few minutes, I am surprised how open and cooperative these kids are to an dude of my age. They held nothing back and mention a situation brewing at the college that really peaks my interest.
Out of the corner of my eye, I notice this striking girl sitting alone. She seems different from the others. Her quiet reserve intrigues me. I ask one of the girls if they know who she is.
"Oh, her. Yes, that's Rena. She's in one of my classes."
"Do you think she may have anything more to add?
"Not really sure. But you could ask her."
"Thanks, you guys. I really appreciate your telling about this.
I watch Rena for moment. Her ebony hair falls forward, completely shadowing her face as she studies the text book sitting on her lap.
I step closer to her and about a foot away, I clear my throat. She looks up; hazel eyes with a glint of gold narrowed. I introduce myself and ask if she'd like to be interviewed.
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