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Signs of SCO’s history are everywhere, if you know where to look. On the eleventh floor, in the lounge area where nervous interviewing students wait for their turn to manifest their destiny, three separate iterations of the school are photographed: two different brick buildings, and one of the tower we all know and love. A few floors down on the eighth floor, there exists a wall triptych detailing some of the individuals driving the growth of the institution and their accomplishments. Lastly, a very recent addition is a mural in the atrium of the new academic complex that depicts the history of Southern College of Optometry, from first foundations to shiny new buildings. Recently, however, a few events have connected the history of the physical building and some of the individuals behind it in quite a unique way for me; essentially, these unrelated encounters have given me a neat look into SCO’s past.