from "A Word from our Valedictorian" by Malka Older, Class of 1995 in the Graduation Issue 1995 Argo

"When I reflect on the best learning situations I've been involved in, one theme recurs again and again: wanting. Students who want to learn, learn more; teachers who want to teach, teach better; the poetry reading that's not mandatory always seems more enjoyable; the hundred pages that you want to read are read much faster . . . If we want to learn, we will learn more and better."