“I Am Part of a Movement”

"I Am Part of a Movement"

A couple of months ago, I walked into a strange room not knowing what I would encounter. I saw strange but friendly faces, a “melting pot” of a variety of people. They were different ethnicities, different religions and different cultures. After the first 15 minutes went by, a new vibe dispersed over us. Everyone was talking as if they had

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Have You Met Christian?

Have You Met Christian?

When Christian first joined the Bridges Program at Garden Grove High School he barely spoke to anyone. In fact, we weren’t sure that he was enjoying the program, but he showed up every week, so we greeted him each time and tried to make sure that he, and all the students, felt welcomed. Two years later Christian was still coming

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CdM students participate in Silence the Violence Day

CdM students participate in Silence the Violence Day

Some tape their mouths shut as part of a youth movement to raise awareness of harassment, prejudice and discrimination. The sounds of the high school band Cosmic Infinity reverberated through Corona del Mar High School’s quad Friday, drowning out the conversations of students eating lunch. As the music geared up, students celebrated breaking the silence, with some pulling pieces of

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BRIDGES’ Speaker Symposium at La Quinta High School Challenge Students to Get Informed and Unite for Change

BRIDGES’ Speaker Symposium at La Quinta High School  Challenge Students to Get Informed and Unite for Change

You could hear a pin drop as students listened attentively to speakers during the Speaker Symposium at La Quinta High School in Westminster on Friday, March 9th. Organized by students in the BRIDGES program, the Speaker Symposium exposed high school students to different human relations’ issues such as school bullying, drug abuse, Islamophobia, youth empowerment, and human trafficking. This year’s

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Magnolia HS BRIDGES Program Spreads Love and Respect

Magnolia HS BRIDGES Program Spreads Love and Respect

By Sonia Painda, OC Human Relations Intern Crowds of couples form lines holding flowers and wearing wedding veils. They wait excitingly with their loved ones to exchange “I do’s”, tenderly embrace one another and rush to have their picture taken to remember their “wedding”. Love was certainly in the air at Magnolia High School, in a style truly befitting Valentine’s

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