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Remembering 9/11 one decade later

WTC Twin tower lights on 9/11
A decade after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, two streams of light replace the negative space where the Twin Towers once stood. Contributed by Shivam_Patel on Flikr.com

How does our campus community remember and reflect on Sept 11, 2001? That is the question raised by Mesquite reporters in our week long issue as we pause  to both reflect on the ten year anniversary of 9/11 and connect readers to the stories and memories that connect our campus community to that day. Each day through 9/11 section editor Joseph Camacho will post a new profile.

From our student newsroom at Brooks City-Base, we have frequent opportunities to connect with one another, and we’re doing our best to reach out to you. These stories, focused on memories of that devastating day thousands of miles from South Texas, are reported on from Brooks Campus and Main Campus. They  remind us that 9/11 lives within us all —  a part of our collective history as students, staff and faculty.

Readers who have been reading stories released this week are aware that our student body is in transition. There are stories that reflect our growth, and stories that reflect growing pains. We are adjusting to new environs and reporting on decisions made by the administration that both connect and separate the student body.

As we move forward, together, branch out with The Mesquite and let us know what’s important to you. We’re here to listen, report and make a difference. Thanks for submitting your stories.

– The Editors

 

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Joseph Camacho
Joseph Camacho is the Multimedia Editor for The Mesquite. Previously, he served as the Mesquite’s Managing Editor and as a member of A&M-San Antonio’s Student Media Board. He has worked as a camera operator and student intern with NowcastSA.com and freelances as an audio/video engineer for local musicians and documentary filmmakers. He is a 2000 Southside High School graduate, attended Palo Alto College and served as a U.S. Marine. He is the father of two children, ages 3 and 7.

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