McCloud: 'Stay Woke'

  Patricia Russell-McCloud.   Photo credit: B-CU.
Patricia Russell-McCloud. Photo credit: B-CU.

Patricia Russell-McCloud stopped by Bethune-Cookman University for this year's President's Assembly to remind students to "stay woke" and to "be leaders", and not followers. McCloud urged the estimated 2,000 students present to continue to pursue their dreams and goals despite any obstacles that may get in their way. "I dare you. I double dare you," she said, turning it into a chant that students mimicked. McCloud also encouraged the audience to see knowledge as power and that the future is important. Students were reminded to "stay woke" be loud and to "not follow the crowd" but to "lead the parade."

By Nadia Reese