Marlins of Mercy: Peyton Babb


“BASE (Black Awareness Society Education) is family to me. It is comfort. For some girls, it can be hard to adjust to a school that is predominantly white and it can be uncomfortable. This club brings us all together and provides a safe space to share our feelings. My sister went here and always told me how fun BASE was. She loved how they came together as a community. But for me, the last couple of years in this club kind of sucked. I want more community events rather than meeting in N-13 and watching Power Points. As BASE president next year, I want to rebuild this club. I want to start going on more outings and doing more fundraisers. Some underclassmen have never been to [African American] museums, which is shocking. I also want the community to know that BASE isn’t just for African Americans. It is open to anyone.”