When attending a college like Westminster, you gain an appreciation for history. From the stories of past alumni to the professors who have walked the grounds for over thirty years, each story holds a significant idea. History shapes who we are as people. As a History Major, I tend to agree with that idea. Yet, when you visit Westminster, the history of the school influences you in numerous ways. Whether the influence is a story from a past student or the experiences of a new friend, history lives and guides us along in the present. William Faulkner once wrote, "The past is never dead. It's not even past". I agree with Faulkner's words. Our histories help to develop our futures. At Westminster, the past not only lives but blossoms as we embark on our college journey.