by Celina Simmons
On a rainy day in early November, before the times of quarantine, the Student Senate held a gathering in commemoration of Maine women who fought for the right to vote 100 years ago. In partner with Maine Suffrage Centennial Organization, students planted over two dozen daffodils outside of the Spring Point dorm building. Recognizing the white daffodil was the adapted symbol for the women of the movement, everybody was sold out of white daffodils for the season. So instead, today you can find a bed of yellow daffodils beginning to bloom in the midst of a calm and quiet campus.
It was strange to see our SoPo campus so empty on the sunny Tuesday afternoon I was there to capture these pictures. But take these blooming beauties with a light heart, and as a reminder that if nature is continuing, so must we. This spring, these daffodils will bloom to their fullest in light of the women who put their everything into a fight that they were told wasn’t worth fighting for. Don’t take no for an answer, don’t stop pushing for your fight, and keep blooming.