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#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

#Wearetired show calls out systematic racism in society

Grace Farley and Dani Orloff

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Student Life

After junior Zoe Younger read aloud a spoken word piece she wrote for the Black History Month performance, she said she believes that all American should be educated about the issues of racism.“I think (racism) a big part of American culture right now and just throughout all of our history,” Y...

We are tired of being black

We are tired of being black

Samiya Mohamed

March 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion Columns

Celebrating black history is over, and now we’re at the point where we have given up. From acknowledging our history to trying to not let the past repeat itself, “We are tired.” This year's Black History Month performance theme was “We are tired.” Year after year black history is celebra...

Portraits by Drawing and Illustration class

Portraits by Drawing and Illustration class

Nietzsche Deuel

April 17, 2018


Filed under School clubs and activities

Art teacher Martha Ortman said she decided to have her students draw portraits of of people who made contributions to the black community after meeting with her equity coach. “This year I met with my equity coach and asked him how I could infuse equitable teaching with a racially conscious lense and d...

Black History Month performance offers student-led perspective

Black History Month performance offers student-led perspective

Genesis Buckhalton

March 1, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The lights in the Auditorium turn off and the curtain draws open to students with their fists raised in the air chanting “we will not be hidden,” emphasizing the show’s theme: Hidden History. Senior Suweyda Abdi, one of the student leaders of the show, said it was hard to pull the performance together...

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