Students ‘Mapping Baybrook’

Collin Wojciechowski ’13, political science and media and communication studies, served as the sole student member of the University System of Maryland’s governing Board of Regents, 2011-2012.

Curtis Bay, nestled at the southernmost point of Baltimore City is where my ancestors immigrated from Poland in 1904. It’s where my grandparents grew up, and it’s what I dream of when I think of community.

It was a place where hard working blue-collar people made their living and their homes. Classic Baltimore row homes sat against a backdrop of factories and cranes that dotted the waterfront, and the beer was always cold when the work day ended. There was one movie theater, one bowling alley, one pharmacy, and a youth baseball game was the hottest ticket in town on a Saturday night. People cared for each other and looked out for one another. They volunteered to snuff out tyranny at the dawn of the Second World War and returned home to build this country to what it is today. They were the backbone of America. The persevering prevailing force. The salt of the earth. [Read more…]