“The Rock” in front of Michigan State University‘s auditorium is a campus monument of sorts–something every student knows about and every incoming class is shown on their campus orientation. The tradition at the MSU is to camp out overnight and paint the rock with whatever message you’re trying to send. More often than not, the rock is painted by clubs and other groups on campus, but early this week it’s painted blue, white, and red in a show of support for Paris.
With all the craziness that has been going on at other universities and the protests we’ve seen in the past few weeks, it’s nice to see a symbol like this to show that we can still come together and show support for the tragedy across the Atlantic.
And although it’s only a small gesture it reminds us that we’re all sharing this planet and we’re all in support of those who lost loved ones last week.