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Alex Coccia

Viewpoint Staff | Monday, January 16, 2012

I am pursuing Africana Studies and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. I have been fencing for nine years and am on the Notre Dame varsity team. In the summer before sophomore year, I taught fencing and Social Studies in the Ugandan village of Kkindu. On campus I am co-president of Progressive Student Alliance, and attempt to promote healthy dialogue about gender related issues as a Gender Relations Center FIRE Starter. I am a very passionate person but attempt to allow reason to dominate the conversation. I always enjoy having long and in-depth discussions with friends about a variety of topics, including campus issues, national politics, religion, and foreign policy, and I typically write on these subjects. I write with the thought that “we may not see eye to eye, but we can always speak heart to heart” (Colman McCarthy).