Here is my college app. essay, it is the best way to get to know me, the challenges I have faced as a visually impaired photographer, and my current goals as a photojournalist.
Looking back at my time in high school, I realized how much of my time was spent overcoming barriers, whether environmental or self imposed. Continue reading “Unique phenomena”
Today is the 30th Annual National Coming Out Day!
Quick history lesson – National Coming Out Day was born on the first anniversary of the march on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, which took place on October 11, 1987. Over half a million people participated. This event also resulted in the founding of numerous LGBTQ+ organizations. The purpose of National Coming Out Day is to mark the anniversary of the march and to celebrate the LGBTQ+ community. Continue reading “Coming Out”
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Last week at my little sister’s elementary school a student brought a toy gun to class and pointed it at and shot bullet darts at classmates.
This was right after recess and only a number of students had returned to their classroom. A few students paid little attention to this; one student was terrified. He was emotionally distraught, crying on the floor. Continue reading “No place in our schools”
Photo’s from March For Our Lives Portland. WLHS student’s share why they participated in the March For Our Lives and the nationwide school walkouts which pushed for gun reform. Continue reading “we have had #ENOUGH”
On the 19th anniversary of the Columbine massacre, students participated in a nationwide walkout to protest gun violence. Over sixty students traveled to Salem to talk to Oregon representatives on how they plan to fight for better gun control.
Continue reading “WLHS students participate in nation wide walkout, protest at state capitol”