From Alma Mater Vol. 1: The Midwest. Available Now!
Like an intersection where a child meets her birth mother
for the first time:
Oshkosh is where you and your future meet.
And here we repeat the same phrase the mother utters to her daughter:
You’re among family now.
When you take the black, white, and gold bridge—
It will lead you to faces and places you never knew existed,
It is an opportunity to nurture these years,
Instead of the mother’s cry,
“I’m sorry I missed it.”
Oshkosh has birthed state senators, Supreme Court justices, United States senators, and a
Land of Titans…
So this mighty class is all yours to rule,
Oshkosh is your family now…
This is your home.
This is your school.
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