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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.

Bullying is a major conflict around the world. Bullying occurs constantly. Every day, every minute, every second. Bullies make their victims feel worthless. When bullies make fun of a person because of how they look, talk, dress, dance and about their beliefs, they obviously don’t think about the person’s feelings.

Bullies bully people without knowing how much it hurts them. Bullying leads to brutal decisions. Many victims of bullying end up cutting themselves thinking the pain will go away. If cutting is not enough, they commit suicide. They hang themselves, they overdose on pills, they shoot themselves and many other ways.

In conclusion, bullying is one of the top concerns in the world. Bullying will never be the right answer. We don’t need anymore beautiful lives taken away.

By:  Yasmin P.

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