This is Storke Tower, located on the campus of UCSB in Southern California. This tower was named after one of Santa Barbara’s favorite men, Thomas More Storke. Throughout the years, the plaza beneath Storke Tower has been functioning as a place bringing the community together. Storke Tower has been the location for many memorializing events, like its own creation with Thomas More Storke, and both memorializing and historically significant events such as the March against Racism in April of 2016 that have taken place in the near past. Of the many things that have happened on and around this campus, Storke Tower serves as a memory container, keeping the remembrance of these events that take place in the community and amongst the campus, in the same thoughts as Storke Tower. The use of Storke Tower as this container allows for people to memorialize these certain events collectively as a community, and remember the events important to them.
Storke Tower has been on the University of California, Santa Barbara campus for many years now and is very important to the student body of this school, whether or not the students think so. Most students wouldn’t immediately think that Storke Tower was very important if asked, because people sometimes forget the things that hold them and others around them together as one. Storke Tower is located approximately in the center of campus, and carries this point to play very important roles for the students on its campus. Its easily accessible location allows for students to become extra close with one another and use Storke Tower for any of the many things it has to offer.
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