Opening statements. During the discussion, two sides to YMC emerged. One that is rooted in community, and the other as an academic institution on the rise. To illustrate these two qualities a pattern of experiences runs throughout the prospectus. Most of the images used in the pattern are purely 'snaps', similar to what you may expect to find in a family photo album, and although these could be easily overlooked, we came to consider them essential in communicating the distinct lifestyle of a YMC student.