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This article is one in a series discussing bullying issues through artwork and words, through the eyes of a student.
This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying.

This artwork was created at the Cook Arts Center as part of a special project surrounding the topic of bullying. /Cook Arts Center

The series and the assignment

This article is one in a series created by students in Mr. Alex Escamilla's journalism class at Southwest Community Campus. Students were asked to complete artwork and write an article regarding bullying issues in Grand Rapids, and America as a whole. Students worked with artist Reyna Garcia and Grandville Avenue Arts and Humanities to complete artwork to express their thoughts about bullying.

Two thirteen year old females don’t care about their skin. On of the girls cuts herself because people call her names. The other girl cuts herself because she gets confused, mad or sad.

Rosa started to cut herself, and then Denise started to do it because she thought it would help her.

Rosa and Denise stopped for a while. Rosa stopped cutting herself because she had to go to the doctor. Denise stopped because of her physical she needed to get for sports. After all that was done, Rosa started to cut herself again in the house, when she’s at lunch in the class-room or when no one is looking.

In conclusion, Rosa and Denise are hurting themselves because they get bullied and they are tired of it. They felt that there was nothing good about their lives. Also because they thought nobody cares about them if they are gone.

By:  Jeazabel M.

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