• ‘Westy Without Hate Week’ Begins Monday


    Students at Westminster High School will spend a lot of time next week focusing on how to build upon a school environment that celebrates diversity and tolerance. Already known as a very inclusive school, organizers say there is always a need for awareness

    “We want this week to have a meaningful impact on students, not something they just take in and then move along,” said junior Makala Silver, one of the organizers. “We have a great school, but we still need to spread awareness.”

    The national “Day without Hate” is scheduled for April 24, but students chose to devote an entire week to the issue to coincide with the theater production of RENT which focuses on many of the same themes. Students can purchase a Westy Without Hate Week bracelet to show their support for the effort.

    Every day of the week has a special event or activity that students and staff are asked to celebrate.

    Wear: Blue/white
    Theme: Bullying
    Chalk art project, school decoration

    Wear: Rainbow colors/Tie-dye
    Theme: LGBT
    Faculty night preview of RENT, bullying video

    Wear: Red
    Theme: Aids awareness and support
    Opening night of RENT, students who bring a can of food will get $2 dollar discount on ticket.

    Wear: Pajamas for students who purchased a WWOHATE bracelet
    Theme: Homelessness
    Pajamas remind everyone that some people have no place to sleep, homeless awareness programs

    Wear: WHS clothing with peace insignia
    Theme: Peace
    Candlelight vigil prior to start of RENT, Urban Peak homeless residents invited to show

    Posted March 12, 2015