Make it Orange and Make it End!
October 30, 2016
Oct. 19 marked the annual Unity Day at Lodi High School as the hallways were colored with shades of orange. The main purpose of this day was to show how we stand strong against the horrific acts of bullying. Growing up, we’ve always been taught to not bully, in whatever form that bullying may take, and to also never be a bystander. Taking these lessons with us throughout life is important and shouldn’t be forgotten. In hopes to remind people that bullying is still alive within communities and schools, Unity Day provided a way to express just how frightening bullying can be for many kids all across the world.
In order to participate in Unity Day, students had to give in $1 to their homeroom teacher which then was transferred to Respect Crew members. All proceeds are going towards the Trevor Project. The Trevor Project is an organization that is spread throughout the nation to prevent suicide among the LGBT+ youth. Raising awareness for such a cause has opened the eyes of not only our students but everyone around us as well. While some of us may not experience bullying on a daily basis, there are many people who can’t seem to get away from it. With committing an act as simple as wearing an orange shirt, we showed those people that they are never alone. As we all unite together, remember that “sticks in a bundle are unbreakable.” When there is such strength in numbers, there’s no way to break the unity. Thank you to those who participated in Unity Day! Your voices were heard and appreciated.