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Culture of Respect Training provides necessary information on how to recognize bullying and harassment

By Jeremy Fredricks, Copy Editor and New Staff Liaison December 14, 2020

In 2018, high school athletes at Damascus High School in Damascus, Md. were hazed and sexually assaulted, emphasizing the need for change and promotion of respect. The conclusion of the investigation led...

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Speak Up inspires WCHS to stand up to bullies

By Ava Freeman, Features Editor May 10, 2019

Teasing is an inevitable part of growing up: almost everyone goes through it. However, when this teasing becomes repetitive with the intent to hurt someone, it becomes a more serious issue. According...

Teachers need to learn to not bully

Teachers need to learn to not bully

By Sammi Silber, Senior Writer May 7, 2015

We are all aware of our favorite and least favorite teachers. Some will cheer you on and never give up on you.  Others will kill you with their negativity and attitude, which can in the end psychologically...

Bindeman Center presents bullying documentary

Bindeman Center presents bullying documentary

'Finding Kind' shows struggles of womanhood
By Julia Heimlich, Features Editor November 20, 2014

Behind their caked-on makeup and pearly whites, girls can be vicious creatures. Because of their ability to cover up whatever drama goes on behind the scenes, situations in which a girl is both the bully...

Lee J. Kaplan presents his show 'Bully' at CHS

Lee J. Kaplan presents his show ‘Bully’ at CHS

By Katherine Michael, Staff Writer April 7, 2014

Churchill students eagerly gathered in the auditorium Thurs. April 3 to listen and learn about the terrors of bullying. Producer, writer and actor Lee J. Kaplan performed Bully, an original production...

Bullying policy needs to take its own advice and 'be the change'

Bullying policy needs to take its own advice and ‘be the change’

By Gil Jacobson, Production Editor September 24, 2013

"Nobody likes you," "Why would you wear that?" and "You’re so gay," are just a few of the phrases heard throughout the CHS hallways every day.  While some of these are said in a joking or even sarcastic...

Junior wins award for anti-bullying video

Junior wins award for anti-bullying video

By Nicole Malament, Observations Editor January 2, 2013

Congratulations to junior Danny Welch, who won second place and a $500 cash prize in the national "Energize Students’ Anti-Bullying" video contest. Welch began creating mini-films recreationally in eighth...

Anonymity online leads to rise in bullying

Anonymity online leads to rise in bullying

By Howard Palmer, Staff Writer May 2, 2012

Making fun of someone for cutting themselves, having an eating disorder or looking different has always been a problem in high school, but when students are allowed to interact anonymously, there is virtually...

‘Bully’ sheds light on growing problem

By Matthew Reback, Staff Writer April 30, 2012

According to an April 19 Statesman Journal article, more than 13 million kids will be bullied this year. In 2010, the federal government attempted to address this problem by holding its first annual bullying...

Tennessee law may protect anti-gay bullying

By By Charlotte Scarborough, Staff Writer February 21, 2012

American society has taken great strides toward achieving equality for its citizens in the past few decades. Unfortunately, it seems like basic human rights are now under assault in the state of Tennessee. The...

Students reach out with new bullying initiative

By Allison Srour, Features Editor September 28, 2011

Posters decorate halls and classrooms, light blue bands cover people’s wrists and advertisements play on the Daily Dose. Stemming from Gandhi’s famous quote, “Be the change you wish to see in...

He could overcome paralysis, can we stop teasing?

By Amna Farooqi, Editor-in-Chief September 28, 2011

Many students know and love the gust of wind and the feeling of carelessness that speed brings. Feeling the lightness of the air and the rush of 100 mph—it’s the type of adrenaline kids our age would...

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