Day Of Silence

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By Justina Patch

Today, April 20th, many students will be participating in the National Day of Silence.  On this day students decide to remain silent to bring attention to the silencing of anti LGBT bullying and harassment in schools.  It is explained to each student that while on this day of silence they are required to answer questions in class but they are not required to talk in between classes.

I struggle with this day because I believe that if we silence ourselves from issues then we are just pushing them away.  If people want the issue to be changed they need to speak up about it.  Silencing your viewpoint on a certain issue will never satisfy you, you need to speak out for what you believe in and if that means LGBT rights then so be it.

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