Letter: Where’s the holiday?

Re: “Take back Columbus Day,” (Oct. 11).

Michael Honhongva’s column “Take Back Columbus Day” (Oct. 11) was well written and well considered, and I certainly agree that we should rethink the bloody history of this country. That said, over the past four years, I’ve always “celebrated” Columbus Day with Monday class. Surely changing our celebration would require that there be a celebration in the first place.

Nicolas Niarchos

Oct. 11

The writer is a senior in Trumbull College and a former arts and living editor for the News.

Comments

  • penny_lane

    I don’t think you can “rethink” history, given that the implicit meaning is that you are going to change what you are thinking about again. Unless Niarchos has a time machine, he should have chosen a different word.