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SWCC student taunted in hallways

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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.

A SWCC [Southwest Community Campus] female student fell into a deep depression after months of listening to brutal remarks from fellow students. She was mocked repeatedly in the hallways. She was tired of all of the hurtful comments. They’d say things such as “haha you have a mustache.” “You’re never going to have a girlfriend!” I was terrified when I heard she was being bullied.

The young student couldn’t take it anymore so she started cutting herself, when people called her names. Everyday she comes home she cries repeatedly.

“Today was a horrible day.”

Her mother always replies, “It’s going to be okay.”

Everyday she goes to school it gets worse and worse. People laugh at her and sometimes push her. The following year she started to bully everybody. She got bad grades and she called everybody out of their name. The female student fell into despair. For being so mean, she got jumped and they told her to not say anything. The poor girl still gets bullied as we speak.

In conclusion I think that the girl would have been a successful student if she would have told the teacher.

By: Citraly C.

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