Town-gown tensions cool down as lost ID is found

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Georgetown University juniors Patricia Anaya and Roger Reyes with the lost ID that was found
Georgetown University juniors Patricia Anaya and Roger Reyes with the lost ID that was found

For about one day earlier this week, Patricia Anaya could not eat. She could not go to class. She could not do laundry. This was not a case of spring fever brought on by lovely weather. No, the international economics major in Georgetown's Class of 2015 had misplaced her student ID. In an era of plastic and magnetic strips that add up to identity, cash, and access, the New Rochelle native was in a bit of trouble. Without her student card, she only had a few dollars in cash to buy food. The campus guards were warning her -- next time we will not let you in.

The ID had been missing since Sunday. Avaya thought she might find it if she went on a cleaning spree. She had to. Her Passport had expired and she didn't have the requisite paperwork to satisfy the University that she was indeed the junior named Patricia Anaya that everyone knew.

But then, a Georgetown resident found the ID on Potomac Street. The resident contacted Vox Populi editor Sam Buckley, who graciously contacted Anaya. Georgetown officials Linda Greenan and Charles DeSantis also jumped in to help. The smiling student and her friend Roger Reyes, a comparative studies major from Miami, rushed a few blocks over to reclaim the slightly scratched but bona fide student ID. They carried umbrellas as spring skies threatened. But it never rained.

There may be tensions over the Campus Plan. But some days, if only for a while, the rain doesn't fall.

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Anonymous

What a nice story and reminder that we all live in this community!