This weekend marks the 150th anniversary of McDaniel College, formerly known as Western Maryland College. Since the students have returned to school, flags have flown from businesses and residences alike proudly showing their support of this milestone. As the daughter of a professor emeritus and alumni; and the spouse of an alumnus, I have fond memories of attending Homecoming and other various activities at the college. Shouldn't we as a community embrace the gift of having a thriving institution steps from downtown? I have been mulling over thoughts for some time to help solidify and embrace the relationship between McDaniel and the City of Westminster. I envision a time where green and gold will reign; flags lined on flagpoles and businesses, proudly displayed as students and residents alike walk in harmony along the streets.