Chinese New Years

This bulletin board shows how another culture celebrates the holiday  of a new year. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a yearly one, with the start of the lunar year being based on the cycles of the moon. Because of this cyclical dating, the beginning of the year can fall anywhere between late January and the middle of February. Chinese New Year starts with the New Moon on the first day of the new year and ends on the full moon 15 days later. The 15th day of the new year is called the Lantern Festival. This board goes through the food preparation, symbols, and traditions of this exciting celebration.

Every Action Makes a Difference

As you have noticed above the urinal in the bathroom, there have been short stories discussing the effects of everyday actions affecting people. The goal for these stories was to have you realize that small degrading comments that are not target at those individuals will still have great effects on them as a person. The first story was about a teacher that had no students in his class, then gets a kid who is a Christian. In order to have the kid feel welcome he put up a Cross, then his next student was a Jew, so the teacher put up a Star of David. Then students of the Muslim, Buddhist, and many more cultural backgrounds came to the school. The was cluttered by all the religious symbols and all of which conflict each other. The next day the teacher removed the symbols and had a blank wall, a whole day went by and not a single student said anything about the empty wall. The next day a student asked if they could hang up their work of art on the blank wall, and then all the other students followed suit. The wall then became a wall of hard work and dreams rather than the boundaries placed by society. This story’s purpose was to help people see past the stereotypes of society and build off each other’s work and dreams rather than fight about cultures and religions. The next stories were a grouping of person responses from individuals who felt racially targeted on their college campus. These stories ranged from individuals making KKK threats, to someone making a joke about having slanted eyes. The purpose of this New York Times article was to show no matter how small a comment is it can have the same effect as making an extreme threat. Lastly, was an article sharing about peoples coming out stories and the difficulty of coming out without having to deal with rude comments or hateful actions from strangers. These stories are to help show how every action you make goes a long way whether it be to show kindness and help individuals feel welcome or if it is a hateful remark that leads to depression in that individual. So make the right choice.

Zombie Night

This was a blast to have tons of 2E and 4W come down to the second floor lounge to enjoy both Chili and Games. It was nice to see people bring cards to the back table and start a game that kept a number of people to stay, thanks Mitch. Also for the chips that Bobby and Kian brought in towards the end those were fantastic chips. Most importantly thank you Chris for giving the presentation on Genocide, relating it back to the theme of Nazi Zombies. Chris made it so we realized how fortunate we are, and how we should bring unity so genocides never happen again.

Spread the Word to End The Word

Hey everyone,

Check out my new bulletin board about the appropriateness about the “R-word” and how it should be eliminated from daily speech. This bulletin board goes over the situations where this word is acceptable (its not) and when it is not acceptable. Keep in mind that there is a lot of words in today’s society that I would love to get rid of but this is the one I feel the most passionately about.

Also check out this website if you are interested in learning about the movement: Spread the Word to End the Word

http://www.r-word.org/

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