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Wednesday, June 2, 1999
Sticks and stones may break your bones, but names still hurt
Violent tendencies are created in
our children, not bom in them.
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We’ve all heard the old say­
ing, “Sticks and stones may
break my bones, but names will
never hurt me.”
The rash of school violence
waiting to go off.
Society has left us with many
wrong ideas about values and
morals, leaving room for sad­
ness and low self-worth to en-
ter the lives of
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spilled every day.
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We know what we
create and still we
SALENA DE LA CRUZ
taunt and tease caus-
Staff Writer
ing the anguish of
others. Should we be
at fault for the sadness
that has occurred
and violence we have
the last few years
created? I think so.
has proved that
Many innocent lives
names do hurt and
were shattered because
people do feel. Ev­
instead of saying a
ery report that I
thoughtful word about
have seen on televi-
sion supports the wrong in the someone we chose to ignore or
old proverb. Every child who even taunt one of our peers,
had their heart broken or self- Think for a moment if the shoe
esteem shattered, has shown us was on the other foot. If some­
one called you fat or ugly,
the error of our ways.
We are what created the mis­ would it be so easy to turn the
understood children whohave other cheek, laugh it off and
been taunted and teased about walk away? Probably not;
how they dress or act. We as a you’d cry, gnash your teeth
society have created the evils and even go as far as to say,
that have made children act in “I’m going to kill you!” But
such violent ways.
"Fatass, could we ever do it, really?
The next time we choose to
slut, whore, stinky, ugly, crater
face, and fatty" are just some taunt, tease or be mean to oth­
of the razor-laced words that' ers, we should stop and think of
kids are faced with every day. the possibility that we could be
The outcome of these taunts creating another act of violence
and teasing is that the kid goes in today’s schools. After all,
through life lonely, angry and sticks and stones may break your
depressed, a time bomb just bones, but names really do hurt.
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Teach children about life through the arts
I’ve been thinking for some time
about the turmoil in our society
today, especially concerning
youths. My conclusion: It is not a
bit surprising that things are out
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of control—teenage pregnancies
are now quite common and even
violence in the schools has be­
come more frequent.
With the most recent of these
events America was appalled and
shocked. Security was upped in
schools and gun laws were cracked
down on, but I have yet to see a
solution.
The youths of today, often la­
beled “Generation X,” are condi­
tioned to act out, to beg for atten­
tion, recognition. Sure, violence
in television and movies play a part
in it, but I am focusing on the Ameri­
can public school system. Budget
cuts over the past ten or more years
have led to the cutting of arts and
vocational programs. Where are
students who are not interested in
sports or other school programs
supposed to go; what direction are
they pointed in?
Auto mechanics, wood shop,
even jewelry classes once drew in
many students who were on a way­
ward path and showed them that
there are opportunities in the world
for everyone. Now, where do the
students who don’t do well in a
classroom environment go? They
turn to drugs, gangs and
even sex to keep their
time occupied. The ma­
jority of them drop out
of school, a few are
scooped up by alterna­
tive learning programs,
and a couple may attend
community college in­
stead of high school, as a means
to continue their education.
If we plan to continue teaching
children about life, shouldn’t the
creative arts be part of that? A stu­
dent goes to school at least eight
hours a day, seven days a week
and nine months out of the year.
There definitely needs to be some
outlet for their emotions. Art,
drama, photography, journalism,
etc. are all classes that have been
cut because schools do not receive
the proper funding. If these pro­
grams are cut, then the emotions
and feelings expressed through
them just build up inside. Think
about that for a moment, reflect, do
more research if you like, but don’t
be surprised when an increasing
part of the news is about students
acting out, begging from society
for attention.
America needs to take action.
Teach youths with music, art,
woodshop, even home economics
and you will be surprised how
things will change. Condition ev­
ery person to be the best that they
can be. Reinforce that being an in­
dividual is the greatest thing in the
world. As soon as this takes place,
hatred for others will start to di­
minish and society will start to
work together as a productive, pro-
gressive group of individual
people. Ok, maybe I am pushing it
a little. But be aware of the mes­
sages sent to youths today. Don’t
be naive about the situation—for
that only increases the problem
everyone is struggling to solve.
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