By: Katie Whitty
Be a buddy, not a bully.
The Z-Club used the week of April 25-29 to spread awareness of bullying. According to the American Society for the Positive Care of Children, about 28 percent of students from ages 12-18 report being bullied during the school year.
Each day had a theme of anti-bullying. On Monday, students had the opportunity to take a pledge to take a stand against bullying and receive a wristband. Tuesday’s goal was to flood social media with the hashtag, “#MHSdeletebullying.” On Wednesday, students could receive one dollar off a drink at the So It Goes coffee shop and were encouraged to perform a random act of kindness. There was a photo booth on Thursday to capture positivity with friends. For the final day of MHS bullying awareness week, local band crushingcrayons held a free concert in the courtyard.
Current Z-Club president Rose Labrousse said she enjoyed the concert.
“[The purpose was] to spread bully awareness,” Labrousse said. “It was a fun way to end our anti-bullying week.”
Junior and Z-Club member Mixtli Rodriguez agreed.
“It brought everyone together by sharing a good time and spreading awareness about being a buddy, not a bully,” Rodriguez said.
Senior Cassidy Keller said crushingcrayons concerts always provide a happy experience for everyone and creates a positive atmosphere by enjoying the music and dancing.
“There’s no judgement when we are all sweaty and gross,” Keller said. “Since we are all sweaty and gross we are free to be who we are in the name of rock and roll.”